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Related to convulsant: epilepsy, seizure


A substance that produces convulsions.
See also: eclamptogenic, epileptogenic.


Causing or producing convulsions.
An agent, such as a drug, that causes convulsions.


(kŏn-vŭl′sănt) [L. convellere, to pull together]
1. An agent that produces a convulsion.
2. Causing the onset of a convulsion.


a drug which causes convulsions.

Patient discussion about convulsant

Q. my friend has convulsions what can i do to make it stop and improve his life quality?

A. what type of convulsions? my best friend is epileptic, but as long as he get's his meds and sleep well- nothing ever happens. i know that as a child all my friend ever wanted was to go to school like everyone else... and to go to school trips without being afraid.

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Here, we present evidence that RDX binds at the convulsant site of the [gamma]-aminobutyric acid type A ([GABA.
Having found that RDX binds to the convulsant site of the [GABA.
The major finding of the present study is that RDX binds to the picrotoxin convulsant site of the [GABA.
The "cage convulsants," compounds with cyclical structure, bind at a convulsant binding pocket inside the [GABA.
We used PTZ, a competitive antagonist of the GABA-A (gamma-aminobutyric acid type A) receptor, as an initial convulsant test agent to conduct a high-throughput screening of seizure behaviors that has been developed as a seizure model (Baraban 2006).
Additionally, we administered this complex formulation by egg microinjection rather than bath exposure to assure consistent internal composition at the time of exposure to the chemical convulsant.
Embryonic exposure to domoic acid increases the susceptibility of zebrafish larvae to the chemical convulsant pentylenetetrazole.
All contaminant formulations were based relative to a standard dose of p,p '-DDE (1 [micro]M), which was previously determined to enhance sensitivity to chemical convulsants and also to accumulate to levels in zebrafish comparable with those in fetal sea lions (Tiedeken and Ramsdell 2009).
The convulsant activity previously observed at high doses was also investigated.
Fisher's exact test was performed to determine significance of other anticonvulsant and convulsant properties results.
Nantenine showed a dose-dependent convulsant activity at doses ranging from 75 to 105 mg/kg.