Definitions for valproic acid
valproic acid, Depokene(noun)
anticonvulsant (trade name Depokene) used to prevent some kinds of seizures
The aliphatic carboxylic acid 2-propylpentanoic acid that is used as an anticonvulsant in the treatment of epilepsy etc
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A fatty acid with anticonvulsant properties used in the treatment of epilepsy. The mechanisms of its therapeutic actions are not well understood. It may act by increasing GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID levels in the brain or by altering the properties of voltage dependent sodium channels.
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