[ val-proh-ik ]
/ vælˈproʊ ɪk /
a carboxylic acid, C8H16O2, used for its antiepileptic properties in the treatment of various seizures including petit mal.
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British Dictionary definitions for valproic acid
/ (vælˈprəʊɪk) /
a synthetic crystalline compound, used as an anticonvulsive to treat seizure disorders. Formula C 7 H 15 COOH
Derived Formsvalproate, noun
Word Origin for valproic acid
C20: from val(erian) + pro(pyl) + -ic
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Medicine definitions for valproic acid
[ văl-prō′ĭk ]
An anticonvulsive drug used to treat seizure disorders.
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