anticonvulsant

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adjective an·ti·con·vul·sant \-kən-ˈvəl-sənt\
variants: or less commonly

anticonvulsive

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Definition of anticonvulsant

  1. :  used or tending to control or to prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)

anticonvulsant

or less commonly

anticonvulsive

noun

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First Known Use of anticonvulsant

1733


Medical Dictionary

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anticonvulsant

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noun an·ti·con·vul·sant \-kən-ˈvəl-sənt\
variants: also

anticonvulsive

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Medical Definition of anticonvulsant

  1. :  an anticonvulsant drug


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anticonvulsant

adjective an·ti·con·vul·sant
variants: also

anticonvulsive

Medical Definition of anticonvulsant

  1. :  used or tending to control or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)


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