2. Noun. An agent, such as a drug, that causes convulsions; a convulsant agent. ¹
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Definition of Convulsant
1. [n -S]
Medical Definition of Convulsant
1. A substance that produces convulsions. See: eclamptogenic, epileptogenic. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Convulsant
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1. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"convulsant POISONS Convulsions may be caused by direct stimulation of the muscles (ver- ... Smaller doses of the convulsant drugs, however, may be used for ..."
2. Therapeutics, Materia Medica, and Pharmacy: Including the Special by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1909)
"... as strychnine . except that it is absorbed more slowly, is much less powerful as a convulsant, and is more poisonous to the sensory nerves (Reichert). ..."
3. A Text-book of pharmacology and some allied sciences: (therapeutics, Materia by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1906)
"convulsant SERIES. A very large number of poisons are capable of producing convulsions ; some by a direct excitation of the nervous centers; ..."
4. Therapeutic Gazette (1894)
"These actions are depressant when the dose ingested is moderate ; depressant and afterwards convulsant when the dose has been large but slowly administered" ..."