carbamazepine

noun

car·​ba·​maz·​e·​pine ˌkär-bə-ˈma-zə-ˌpēn How to pronounce carbamazepine (audio)
: a tricyclic anticonvulsant and analgesic C15H12N2O used in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia and epilepsy

Examples of carbamazepine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Epilepsy typically is treated with anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) such as Topamax (topiramate), Tegretol (carbamazepine), Lamictal (lamotrigine), or Dilantin (phenytoin). Diana Apetauerova, Verywell Health, 24 July 2023 In this model, Zhao analyzed how the design performed for the degradation of six different micropollutants, including gemfibrozil, ciprofloxacin, carbamazepine, clofibric acid, bisphenol A, and acetaminophen (Figure 6). IEEE Spectrum, 23 Jan. 2023 She was diagnosed with complex partial seizures and carbamazepine therapy was started. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 18 Aug. 2017 Waxman’s experiments and computer simulations suggested carbamazepine might help this mother and son. Karen Weintraub, USA Today, 11 Dec. 2022 Gabapentin, an anti-seizure medicine often used for nerve pain, is one treatment, as is another antiseizure medicine, carbamazepine. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 2 Nov. 2022 Everybody on carbamazepine should receive regular sodium checks. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 20 Oct. 2022 Mood stabilizers—such as lithium, valproic acid, carbamazepine, lamotrigine, and more—help improve both manic and depressive symptoms, and these are considered the front-line treatment for Bipolar I and II. Ashley Abramson, SELF, 11 Feb. 2022 For example, lithium can help with symptoms in about a week, but carbamazepine can help treat bipolar disorder symptoms after several weeks. Ashley Abramson, SELF, 11 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

carbamoyl (a radical of carbamic acid) + -azepine (as in benzodiazepine)

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carbamazepine was in 1966

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“Carbamazepine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carbamazepine. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

carbamazepine

noun
car·​ba·​maz·​e·​pine ˌkär-bə-ˈmaz-ə-ˌpēn How to pronounce carbamazepine (audio)
: a tricyclic anticonvulsant and analgesic C15H12N2O used in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia and epilepsy see tegretol

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