anticonvulsant drug

noun
a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)
Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑medication, ↑medicament, ↑medicinal drug
Hyponyms:

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Anticonvulsant — A medication used to control (prevent) seizures (convulsions) or stop an ongoing series of seizures. There are a large number of anticonvulsant drugs today including, but not limited to: phenobarbital, phenytoin (Dilantin), carbamazepine,… …   Medical dictionary

  • anticonvulsant — adjective preventing or reducing the severity of epileptic fits or other convulsions. noun an anticonvulsant drug …   English new terms dictionary

  • anticonvulsant — an•ti•con•vul•sant [[t]ˌæn ti kənˈvʌl sənt, ˌæn taɪ [/t]] adj. 1) pha med used to control or prevent convulsions 2) pha med an anticonvulsant drug or substance • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • Drug-induced lupus erythematosus — Classification and external resources Hydralazine, a medication associated with drug induced lupus erythematosus ICD 10 M …   Wikipedia

  • Drug eruption — Classification and external resources Examples of drug eruptions. (A) Bullous dermatitis caused by sulfathiazole (B) Fixed drug eruption caused by phenolphtalein (C) Bullous erythema multiforme (D) Diffuse photosensitivity reaction …   Wikipedia

  • Drug rehabilitation — Intervention ICD 9 CM 94.64 Drug rehabilitation (often drug rehab or just rehab) is a term for the processes of medical and/or psychotherapeutic treatment, for dependency on psychoactive substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and so… …   Wikipedia

  • Anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome — Classification and external resources ICD 10 Y46 ICD 9 E936 Anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome can be seen with diphenylhydantoin, phenobarbital, carbamazepine, lamotrigine, and ot …   Wikipedia

  • anticonvulsant — [an΄tīkən vul′sənt] adj. able to inhibit or control convulsions or seizures: also anticonvulsive n. such a substance or drug …   English World dictionary

  • Anticonvulsant — The anticonvulsants, also called antiepileptic drugs (abbreviated AEDs ), are a diverse group of pharmaceuticals used in the treatment of epileptic seizures. Anticonvulsants are also increasingly being used the treatment of bipolar disorder,… …   Wikipedia

  • Drug tolerance — Physiological tolerance or drug tolerance is commonly encountered in pharmacology, when a subject s reaction to a drug (such as an opiate painkiller, benzodiazepine or other psychotropic drug) is reduced at a later time even though the dose or… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.