an anticonvulsant drug (trade name Dilantin) used to treat epilepsy and that is not a sedative
Usage Domain: ↑trade name
Hypernyms: ↑hydantoin

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  • Dilantin — ☆ Dilantin [dī lan′tin, di lan′tin ] [< di(pheny)l(hyd)ant(o)in] trademark for a drug, C15H11N2O2Na, used in the treatment of epileptic attacks: in full Dilantin Sodium …   English World dictionary

  • Dilantin — trademark used for phenytoin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Dilantin — /duy lan tn, tin, di /, Pharm., Trademark. a brand of diphenylhydantoin. * * * …   Universalium

  • Dilantin — Di·lan·tin dī lant ən, də trademark used for a preparation of phenytoin * * * Di·lan·tin (di lanґtin) trademark for preparations of phenytoin …   Medical dictionary

  • Dilantin — n. brand name of a drug which treats epilepsy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Dilantin — Di·lan·tin …   English syllables

  • Dilantin — Di•lan•tin [[t]daɪˈlæn tn, tɪn, dɪ [/t]] Trademark. pha trm a brand of phenytoin …   From formal English to slang

  • Dilantin gingivitis — generalized hyperplasia of the gingivae, and occasionally other areas of the oral mucosa, resulting from overgrowth of the fibrous tissue following anticonvulsant therapy with Dilantin (phenytoin). Called also Dilantin hyperplasia …   Medical dictionary

  • Dilantin hyperplasia — see under gingivitis …   Medical dictionary

  • Fetal Dilantin syndrome — Dilantin is the brand name of the drug phenytoin sodium in the United States, commonly used in the treatment of epilepsy. About one third of children whose mothers are taking this drug during pregnancy develop minor face and limb birth defects. A …   Wikipedia

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