carbamazepine

[ kahr-buh-maz-uh-peen ]
/ ˌkɑr bəˈmæz əˌpin /

noun Pharmacology.

a white to whitish toxic powder, C15H12N2O, used as an analgesic in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia and as an anticonvulsant.

Nearby words

  1. caraway,
  2. carb,
  3. carb-,
  4. carbachol,
  5. carbamate,
  6. carbamic,
  7. carbamic acid,
  8. carbamide,
  9. carbamidine,
  10. carbamino compound

Origin of carbamazepine

carbam(oyl) + azepine, components of the chemical name

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British Dictionary definitions for carbamazepine

carbamazepine

/ (ˌkɑːbəˈmæzəˌpiːn) /

noun

an anticonvulsant drug used in the management of epilepsy
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Medicine definitions for carbamazepine

carbamazepine

[ kär′bə-măzə-pēn′ ]

n.

An anticonvulsant and analgesic drug used in the treatment of certain forms of epilepsy and to relieve pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia.

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