valproic-acid

valproic acid

[val-proh-ik]
noun Pharmacology.
a carboxylic acid, C 8 H 16 O 2 , used for its antiepileptic properties in the treatment of various seizures including petit mal.

Origin:
1970–75; val(eric) + pro(pyl) + -ic

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valproic acid (vælˈprəʊɪk)
 
n
a synthetic crystalline compound, used as an anticonvulsive to treat seizure disorders. Formula C7H15COOH
 
[C20: from val(erian) + pro(pyl) + -ic]
 
val'proate
 
n

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valproic acid val·pro·ic acid (vāl-prō'ĭk)
n.
An anticonvulsive drug used to treat seizure disorders.

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