valproic acid

noun
val·​pro·​ic acid | \ val-ˌprō-ik- How to pronounce valproic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of valproic acid

: a valeric-acid derivative C8H16O2 used as an anticonvulsant often in the form of its sodium salt C8H15NaO2 — see depakenesodium valproate

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“Valproic acid.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/valproic%20acid. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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