vigabatrin(redirected from Gamma vinyl-gamma-aminobutyric acid)
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An irreversible inhibitor of γ-aminobutyric acid transaminase, a degradative enzyme for γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA), the inhibitory neurotransmitter. The drug intensifies the effects of GABA and thus inhibition of the central nervous system; used as an antiepileptic agent.
vigabatrinGamma-vinyl GABA, Sabril® Pharmacology A 2nd-line antiepileptic used for convulsions or seizures refractory to other agents Adverse effects Somnolence, stupor, hyperkinesia, insomnia, ↑ weight, facial edema
vigabatrinA drug that simulates the action of the NEUROTRANSMITTER GABA and is used to treat EPILEPSY resistant to other controlling agents. A brand name is Sabril.
An antiepileptic agent.