an anticonvulsant drug (trade name Dilantin) used to treat epilepsy and that is not a sedative
Syn: ↑phenytoin, ↑Dilantin
Usage Domain: ↑trade name (for: ↑Dilantin)
Hypernyms: ↑hydantoin

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\\“+\ noun
Etymology: diphenyl + hydantoin
: a crystalline compound C15H12N202 used in the form of its sodium salt in the treatment of grand mal epilepsy

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/duy fen"l huy dan"toh in, -feen"-/, n. Pharm.
a white, slightly water-soluble powder, C15H11N2O2, used in the form of its sodium salt to prevent or arrest convulsions in epilepsy.

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