VALPROIC ACID

a carboxylic acid ; United States brand name: Depaconl. Utilized as a mood stabilizer and anticonvulsant. Even though exact mechanisms of action remain undefined, it might impress its impacts by lessening membrane sodium- channel activity, thereby reducing neuronal activity. It might additionally arouse the synthesis of the inhibitory neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid. Valproic acid and valproate sodium are approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the controlling of seizures and of manic episodes in bipolar disorders.

VALPROIC ACID: "Administration of Valproic acid to pregnant women should be avoided."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "VALPROIC ACID," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/valproic-acid/ (accessed September 21, 2019).
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