meaning of Anticonvulsant

Anticonvulsant meaning in Medical Dictionary

A medication always get a grip on (restrict) seizures (convulsions) or end a continuous series of seizures. You can find most anticonvulsant medicines these days including, yet not limited to: phenobarbital, phenytoin (Dilantin), carbamazepine, ethosuximide (Zarontin), clonazepam (Klonopin), diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), and midazolam (Versed). Anticonvulsant medications taken during pregnancy place the baby prone to significant delivery problems -- growth retardation, microcephaly (a little mind) and deformities associated with the face and hands -- a condition referred to as anticonvulsant embryopathy.

Anticonvulsant meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

Term used to make reference to any substance or medicine that prevents seizures.

Anticonvulsant meaning in General Dictionary

a medicine used to treat or avoid convulsions (such as epilepsy)