Definition of Phenytoin

1. Noun. An anticonvulsant drug (trade name Dilantin) used to treat epilepsy and that is not a sedative.

Exact synonyms: Dilantin, Diphenylhydantoin
Generic synonyms: Hydantoin
Language type: Trade Name



Definition of Phenytoin

1. Noun. (medicine) An anticonvulsant drug, ''5,5-diphenylimidazolidine-2,4-dione'', used in the treatment of epilepsy ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phenytoin

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Medical Definition of Phenytoin

1. A medication commonly used to treat seizure disorders and epilepsy. (15 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phenytoin

phenylthiocarbamides
phenylthiocarbamoyl
phenylthiocarbamoyl peptide
phenylthiocarbamoyl protein
phenylthiohydantoin
phenylthiohydantoins
phenylthiol
phenylthiolate
phenylthiourea
phenylthioureas
phenyltoloxamine
phenyltrimethylammonium
phenyltropane
phenyltropanes
phenyramidol hydrochloride
phenytoin (current term)
phenytoins
pheo-
pheochrome
pheochrome cell
pheochromoblast
pheochromoblastoma
pheochromocyte
pheochromocytoma
pheochromocytomas
pheochromocytomata
pheomelanic
pheomelanin
pheomelanogenesis
pheomelanosome

Literary usage of Phenytoin

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1. 6th Annual Report on Carcinogens (1991) by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"When administered in the diet, phenytoin induced increased incidences of thymic and generalized lymphomas in female mice. ..."

2. Eighth Annual Report on Carcinogens: 1998 Summary edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"When administered in the diet, phenytoin induced increased incidences of thymic ... Properties phenytoin is a white crystalline powder that is practically ..."

3. Substance Abuse Among Older Adults: Treatment Improvement Protocol edited by Frederic C. Blow (1999)
"... griseofulvin Lithium Meprobamate Methotrexate Metronidazole Nitroglycerin Phenformin Phenothiazines phenytoin Quinacrine Tetracyclines Adverse Effect ..."

4. Screening for Infectious Diseases Among Substance Abusers: A Treatment by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"INH may cause hepatitis, peripheral neuropathy, and an increase in the level of phenytoin (Dilantin). phenytoin levels should be monitored. ..."

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