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What is the definition of anticonvulsant?

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An anticonvulsant is a type of medication used to treat convulsive seizures, or epilepsy; some of these types of medications are also used to prevent headaches, even when the headaches aren't associated with seizures.

From: Migraine and Headache Glossary WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Mayo Clinic. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 13, 2019

SOURCES: Mayo Clinic. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 13, 2019

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