anticonvulsant :

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  • n  a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)

  • Bipolar disorder was diagnosed, and now she takes an anticonvulsant drug to keep symptoms in check.
  • Depakote, an anticonvulsant developed to calm the storms of epilepsy, was found to have a similarly soothing effect on bipolar cycling, and it was approved in 1995 to treat that .
  • Of 148 epileptic children who had been taking anticonvulsant preparations for at least four years, only 24% suffered new attacks after the end of drug use.

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