causing convulsions; convulsive.
a convulsant agent.
Contemporary Examples

After a few medication attempts, the doctors landed on a very low dose of the anticonvulsant lamotrigine.
The Seizure Medication That Turns You Into a Poet Cat Ferguson September 11, 2014

any of a class of drugs used to prevent or abolish convulsions
of or relating to this class of drugs
producing convulsions
a drug that produces convulsions

anticonvulsant an·ti·con·vul·sant (ān’tē-kən-vŭl’sənt, ān’tī-)
A drug that prevents or relieves convulsions.
an’ti·con·vul’sive (-sĭv) adj.

convulsant con·vul·sant (kən-vŭl’sənt)
Causing or producing convulsions. n.
An agent, such as a drug, that causes convulsions.
(ān’tē-kən-vŭl’sənt, ān’tī-)
A drug that prevents or treats seizures.


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