an·​ti·​ep·​i·​lep·​tic | \ ˌan-tē-ˌe-pə-ˈlep-tik How to pronounce antiepileptic (audio) , ˌan-tī-\
variants: or anti-epileptic

Definition of antiepileptic

: designed to control or prevent seizures associated with epilepsy antiepileptic drugs

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antiepileptic or anti-epileptic noun, plural antiepileptics or anti-epileptics
More than a dozen antiseizure drugs have come to market in the past 25 years. They've reduced the side effects associated with antiepileptics, but the new drugs haven't proven much more effective at reducing seizures. — Fred Vogelstein

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But some drugs prescribed for bacterial or viral infections and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), as well as some antidepressants and antiepileptic drugs, may cause problems. Kimberly Truong, SELF, "11 Side Effects of Antipsychotics You Should Know About," 7 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of antiepileptic

1656, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of antiepileptic was in 1656

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an·​ti·​ep·​i·​lep·​tic | \ -ˌep-ə-ˈlep-tik How to pronounce antiepileptic (audio) \

Medical Definition of antiepileptic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: designed to control or prevent seizures associated with epilepsy antiepileptic treatments an antiepileptic drug



Medical Definition of antiepileptic (Entry 2 of 2)

: an antiepileptic drug

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