ethosuximide

[ eth-oh-suhk-suh-mahyd ]
/ ˌɛθ oʊˈsʌk səˌmaɪd /

noun Pharmacology.

an anticonvulsant, C7H11NO2, used in medicine to treat certain kinds of epilepsy, especially petit mal.

Nearby words

  1. ethological,
  2. ethologically,
  3. ethology,
  4. ethonone,
  5. ethos,
  6. ethoxide,
  7. ethoxy,
  8. ethoxyethane,
  9. ethrog,
  10. ethyl

Origin of ethosuximide

eth(yl) + -o- + suximide apparently shortening of succinimide (succin(ic) + imide)

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