Definition of Convulsants

1. Noun. (plural of convulsant) ¹



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Definition of Convulsants

1. convulsant [n] - See also: convulsant

Medical Definition of Convulsants

1. Substances that act in the brainstem or spinal cord to produce tonic or clonic convulsions, often by removing normal inhibitory tone. They were formerly used to stimulate respiration or as antidotes to barbiturate overdose. They are now most commonly used as experimental tools. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Convulsants

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Literary usage of Convulsants

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1. A Text-book of chemistry: For Students and Practitioners of Medicine by Edward Curtis Hill (1911)
"... shuddering, epigastric pain, twitching muscles, sudden jerkings of the limbs and head, and especially tonic convulsants ..."

2. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"Strychnin convulsions are extremely painful, just as any other form of muscle cramp. Effect of convulsants on Temperature.—All convulsant poisons (santonin, ..."

3. Proceedings by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1904)
"Their effects as convulsants or narcotics upon these tissues would appear to have some relation to their power of altering in kind or degree the form of ..."

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