acamprosate

noun
acam·​pro·​sate | \ ə-ˈkam-prə-ˌsāt How to pronounce acamprosate (audio) \
variants: or acamprosate calcium

Medical Definition of acamprosate

: a drug C10H20N2O8S2Ca that is taken orally as a tablet to maintain abstinence from alcohol during the treatment of alcohol dependence Acamprosate works well only if patients stop drinking before treatment.— Temma Ehrenfeld, Newsweek, 13 June 2005

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“Acamprosate.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/acamprosate. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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