an·​ti-sei·​zure ˌan-tē-ˈsē-zhər How to pronounce anti-seizure (audio)
variants or antiseizure
: preventing or counteracting seizures
An F.D.A. advisory committee on nervous system drugs has recommended approving three new antiseizure compounds for epilepsy, and the agency so far has approved one of them …The New York Times

Examples of anti-seizure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Murrough, for example, is currently conducting research into an anti-seizure drug that, until recently, no one suspected may also relieve depression. Sonya Collins, Fortune Well, 4 Nov. 2023 He was given anti-seizure medication, but McCarthy was still worried. Katie Mannion, Peoplemag, 28 Sep. 2023 Only epilepsy is treated with long-term anti-seizure medicines. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 4 Sep. 2023 Supporting Traditional Medications: CBD oil could complement traditional anti-seizure medications, enhancing their effectiveness and reducing side effects. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 6 Aug. 2023 The most likely culprits are usually antibiotics, pain relievers (like acetaminophen or ibuprofen), and anti-seizure or antipsychotic meds. Julie Stewart, Men's Health, 21 July 2023 Iron supplements and anti-seizure medication may provide relief.11 Dietary supplements are minimally regulated by the FDA and may or may not be suitable for you. Mara Betsch, Health, 10 June 2023 The anti-seizure medication levetiracetam, for example, has been shown to treat both conditions. Sara Novak, Discover Magazine, 10 May 2023 Certain anti-seizure and antidepression medicines have shown effectiveness, probably outside of their primary mechanism of treating seizures or depression. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 14 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-seizure was in 1962

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“Anti-seizure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


variants or antiseizure
: preventing or counteracting seizures
anti-seizure drugs
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