- a carboxylic acid, C8H16O2, used for its antiepileptic properties in the treatment of various seizures including petit mal.
Origin of valproic acid
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- a synthetic crystalline compound, used as an anticonvulsive to treat seizure disorders. Formula C 7 H 15 COOH
C20: from val(erian) + pro(pyl) + -ic
- An anticonvulsive drug used to treat seizure disorders.