Definitions

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

  • n. An anticonvulsant drug, C15H12N2O2, used most commonly in the treatment of epilepsy. Also called diphenylhydantoin.

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  • n. An anticonvulsant drug, 5,5-diphenylimidazolidine-2,4-dione, used in the treatment of epilepsy

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  • n. an anticonvulsant drug (trade name Dilantin) used to treat epilepsy and that is not a sedative

Etymologies

(di)pheny(lhydan)toin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • Carbamazepine (CBZ) is a synthetic iminostilbene derivative that is chemically and structurally related to the tricyclic antidepressants and spatially related to phenytoin.

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