anti-epilepsy

adjective

an·​ti-ep·​i·​lep·​sy ˌan-tē-ˈe-pə-ˌlep-sē How to pronounce anti-epilepsy (audio)
ˌan-tī-
: used or tending to control epileptic seizures : antiepileptic
anti-epilepsy medication

Examples of anti-epilepsy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Healthcare providers are also now recommending very low-dose tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) such as amitryptiline for chronic pain, or anti-epilepsy drugs (AEDs) such as Neurontin (gabapentin) or Lyrica (pregabalin), which work by decreasing the frequency of nerve pain signals sent to the brain. Elizabeth Woolley, Verywell Health, 28 May 2023 One of them is maternal exposure to valproate, which is an anti-epilepsy medication. Matt Villano, CNN, 12 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-epilepsy was in 1898

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“Anti-epilepsy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-epilepsy. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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