diphenylhydantoin


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Related to diphenylhydantoin: diphenhydramine, phenytoin

phenytoin

 [fen´ĭ-toin″]
an anticonvulsant used in the treatment of epilepsy other than the petit mal type, the treatment of status epilepticus, and the prevention and treatment of seizures associated with neurosurgery; administered orally. Called also diphenylhydantoin.

phen·y·to·in

(fen'i-tō-in),
An anticonvulsant used in the treatment of generalized tonic clonic and complex partial epilepsy.
Synonym(s): 5, 5-diphenylhydantoin

diphenylhydantoin

(dī-fĕn′əl-hī-dăn′tō-ĭn, -fē′nəl-)
n.

diphenylhydantoin

See phenytoin.

diphenylhydantoin

Alternative pharmacology
A therapeutic drug which some fringe practitioners believe may be used to reverse age-associated mental impairment. Other uses of diphenylhydantoin have included improving concentration, which is attributed to the agent’s ability to stabilise electrical activity of neurons, and strengthening long-term memory.

diphenylhydantoin

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Aside from the apparent loss of benefit when both drugs were jointly administered, nantenine and diphenylhydantoin had very similar profiles as anticonvulsant agents.
Clinical and electro encephalographic correlations with serum levels of diphenylhydantoin.
Protein binding of diphenylhydantoin and desmethylimipramine in plasma from patients with poor renal function.
A method for shifting from oral to intramuscular diphenylhydantoin administration.
1992) and the antiseizure medication diphenylhydantoin (DPH) (Chhabra et al.
Severe hypersensitivity to diphenylhydantoin with circulating antibodies to the drug.