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Related to convulsant: epilepsy, seizure


A substance that produces convulsions.
See also: eclamptogenic, epileptogenic.
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Causing or producing convulsions.
An agent, such as a drug, that causes convulsions.
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(kŏn-vŭl′sănt) [L. convellere, to pull together]
1. An agent that produces a convulsion.
2. Causing the onset of a convulsion.
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This study provides further evidence for using CTZ as a convulsant for epilepsy study and CTZ rats may serve as an animal model for anticonvulsant drug test.
Kong et al., "BDNF-TrkB signaling pathway mediates the induction of epileptiform activity induced by a convulsant drug cyclothiazide," Neuropharmacology, vol.
Subsequently, a complete dose response of RDX was tested in the [[.sup.35]S]-t-butylbicyclophosphoorothionate ([[.sup.35]S]-TBPS) convulsant site assay (catalog no.
RDX binds to the convulsant site of the [GABA.sub.A] receptor.
* Corresponding author Email: Table I: Data on Anti Convulsant Activity of new 2-{(benzalamino-4-hydroxybenzyl) (1,3,4)-oxadiazino[6,5-b]} Indole derivatives (V) showing the Mean [+ or -]SD(n = 6)onset of time (min) for convulsions.
Picrotoxin exerts its convulsant effect by blocking the GAB[A.sub.A] receptor-linked chloride ion channel which normally opens to allow increased chloride ion conductance into the brain cells following the activation of GAB[A.sub.A] receptors by GABA (Faingold, 1987; Meldrum and Rogawski, 2007).
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).
A decrease in general activity and an elevation of the pentylenetetrazole minimal convulsant dose for rats were observed after Cz essential oil exposure.
Key words: Nantenine, Aporphine, Alkaloid, Anticonvulsant activity, Convulsant activity
Picrotoxin, a specific GABAA-chloride channel blocker, is used in chemical convulsant models in animal studies.
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