convulsant

[kuh n-vuhl-suh nt]
noun
  1. a convulsant agent.

Origin of convulsant

First recorded in 1870–75; convulse + -ant
Related formsan·ti·con·vul·sant, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for anticonvulsant

anticonvulsant

noun
  1. any of a class of drugs used to prevent or abolish convulsions
adjective
  1. of or relating to this class of drugs

convulsant

adjective
  1. producing convulsions
noun
  1. a drug that produces convulsions

Word Origin for convulsant

C19: from French, from convulser to convulse
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anticonvulsant in Medicine

anticonvulsant

[ăn′tē-kən-vŭlsənt, ăn′tī-]
n.
  1. A drug that prevents or relieves convulsions.
Related formsan′ti•con•vulsive (-sĭv) adj.

convulsant

[kən-vŭlsənt]
adj.
  1. Causing or producing convulsions.
n.
  1. An agent, such as a drug, that causes convulsions.
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anticonvulsant in Science

anticonvulsant

[ăn′tē-kən-vŭlsənt, ăn′tī-]
  1. A drug that prevents or treats seizures.
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