Phenytoin



[fen-i-toh-in, fuh-nit-oh-] /ˌfɛn ɪˈtoʊ ɪn, fəˈnɪt oʊ-/

noun, Pharmacology.
1.
a barbiturate-related substance, C 1 5 H 1 2 N 2 O 2 , used as an anticonvulsant in the treatment of grand mal epilepsy and in focal seizures.
/ˌfɛnɪˈtəʊɪn/
noun
1.
an anticonvulsant drug used in the management of epilepsy and in the treatment of abnormal heart rhythms. Formula: C15H11N2O2Na Also called diphenylhydantoin sodium

phenytoin phen·y·to·in (fěn’ĭ-tō’ĭn, fə-nĭt’ō-)
n.
An anticonvulsant drug chemically related to the barbiturates and used most commonly in the treatment of epilepsy.

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