anticonvulsant love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A drug that prevents or relieves convulsions.

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  • n. An agent that prevents, stops, or lessens convulsions.
  • adj. Acting as an anticonvulsant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)


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  • The bag contained Keppra, an anticonvulsant that sometimes alleviates headaches.

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  • It was amazing how one simple thing, a headache, could cause a chain reaction in my life that eventually led to me sitting on my couch, watching anticonvulsant medication drip into my veins, while a strange woman did paperwork at my kitchen counter.

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  • Vivus of Mountain View, CA is testing a combination of low doses of the active ingredients phentermine and topiramate (an anticonvulsant) under the name Qnexa.

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  • Flumazenil must be used with caution in patients who have been on benzodiazepines for long-term sedation, anticonvulsant therapy, or in overdose cases where cyclic antidepressants or other seizurogenic drugs were ingested.


  • CBZ follows first-order, nonsaturable kinetics. 1,2 CBZ is metabolized in the liver to several metabolites, the primary metabolite being CBZ-10,11 epoxide (CBZ-E) .1,2 CBZ-E possesses anticonvulsant activity similar to the parent drug.


  • The inhibitory effect of the GABA/benzodiazepine complex on neuronal discharge produces sedation, anticonvulsant activity, anxiolysis and striated muscle relaxation. 6,7,8,9


  • These alternative anticonvulsant drugs AACDs include felbamate, gabapentin, levetiracetam, pregabalin, topiramate and zonisamide.

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  • Because of the problems associated with traditional seizure medications, other types of human anticonvulsant drugs have been tested for use in veterinary medicine.

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  • Although bromides are considered safer drugs than phenobarbital, they may not completely control seizures as a sole medication and are most commonly used in conjunction with other anticonvulsant drugs.

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  • • Phenytoin, an anticonvulsant that has been used to treat epilepsy

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