carbamazepine

noun
car·​ba·​maz·​e·​pine | \ ˌkär-bə-ˈma-zə-ˌpēn How to pronounce carbamazepine (audio) \

Definition of carbamazepine

: 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 The concentrations of carbamazepine detected at the Sellersville and Cincinnati sites are lower than those of other drugs found at other treatment plants in the investigation. Natasha Gilbert, STAT, "‘Dump it down the drain’: How contaminants from prescription-drug factories pollute waterways," 11 Dec. 2019 Teva produces a seizure medication called Epitol that contains carbamazepine. Natasha Gilbert, STAT, "‘Dump it down the drain’: How contaminants from prescription-drug factories pollute waterways," 11 Dec. 2019 Asians who take the antiseizure drug carbamazepine have a higher risk of a severe, sometimes fatal, reaction. Stephanie Devaney, Scientific American, "All of Us," 23 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of carbamazepine

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carbamazepine

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

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“Carbamazepine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carbamazepine. Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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carbamazepine

noun
car·​ba·​maz·​e·​pine | \ ˌkär-bə-ˈmaz-ə-ˌpēn How to pronounce carbamazepine (audio) \

Medical Definition of carbamazepine

: a tricyclic anticonvulsant and analgesic C15H12N2O used in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia and epilepsy — see tegretol

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