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- US trademark for phenytoin
- ‘The ER doctor told me that he did not think my mom had even had her Dilantin the past few days because her level was so low.’
- ‘She's now taking more Dilantin, a medication to control seizures.’
- ‘Phenobarbital, Dilantin, Tegretol and Lamictal can decrease the Depakene blood level.’
- ‘Another reader found that a generic substitute did not work as well as her brand-name anticonvulsant: ‘I have been on Dilantin for 50 years.’’
- ‘She prescribed Dilantin as an anticonvulsive, 100 mg.’
1930s: from di- ‘two’ + -l- + (hyd)ant(o)in.
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