pregabalin

noun

pre·​gab·​a·​lin prē-ˈga-bə-lən How to pronounce pregabalin (audio)
: an anticonvulsant drug C8H17NO2 that is a structural derivative of gamma-aminobutyric acid and is taken orally for the relief of pain associated especially with fibromyalgia, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, and postherpetic neuralgia and as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures

Note: Pregabalin is marketed under the trademark Lyrica.

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“Pregabalin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pregabalin. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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