Valproic-acid meaning

văl-prō'ĭk
An anticonvulsive drug, C8 H15 NaO2 , given orally and by injection to treat epilepsy.
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An anticonvulsive drug, C8 H15 NaO2 , given orally and by injection to treat epilepsy.
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(organic chemistry, medicine) The aliphatic carboxylic acid 2-propylpentanoic acid that is used as an anticonvulsant in the treatment of epilepsy etc.
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Origin of valproic-acid

  • val(eric acid) pro(pyl) –ic
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition