antiepileptic


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antiepileptic

 [an″te-ep″ĭ-lep´tik]
1. combating epilepsy.
2. a remedy for epilepsy.

an·ti·con·vul·sant

(an'tē-kon-vŭl'sant),
1. Preventing or arresting seizures.
2. An agent having such action.

antiepileptic

antiepileptic

adjective Referring to an agent or effect that suppresses or inhibits seizures noun A general term for any agent that counters epilepsy, anticonvulsive therapy. See Convulsion, Epilepsy, Seizure disorder.

an·ti·ep·i·lep·tic

(an'tē-ep-i-lep'tik)
1. Preventing or arresting epilepsy.
2. An agent having such action.
Synonym(s): antepileptic.

antiepileptic

1. combating epilepsy.
2. a remedy for epilepsy.

antiepileptic agent
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