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valproic acid

[ val-proh-ik ]
/ vælˈproʊ ɪk /
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noun Pharmacology.
a carboxylic acid, C8H16O2, used for its antiepileptic properties in the treatment of various seizures including petit mal.
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Origin of valproic acid

First recorded in 1970–75; val(eric) + pro(pyl) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for valproic acid

valproic acid
/ (vælˈprəʊɪk) /

noun
a synthetic crystalline compound, used as an anticonvulsive to treat seizure disorders. Formula C 7 H 15 COOH

Derived forms of valproic acid

valproate, noun

Word Origin for valproic acid

C20: from val(erian) + pro(pyl) + -ic
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