Definition of carbamazepine in English:

carbamazepine

noun

Medicine
  • A synthetic compound of the benzodiazepine class, used as an anticonvulsant and analgesic drug.

    • ‘Other medications that have caused occasional interaction during the perioperative period include fentanyl, carbamazepine, and pentazocine.’
    • ‘Drug interactions with phenobarbital, phenytoin and carbamazepine may lower tricyclic antidepressant levels.’
    • ‘The most useful drugs are anticonvulsants, especially gabapentin and carbamazepine, and tricyclic antidepressants, especially amitriptyline.’
    • ‘The relative efficacy of benzodiazepines versus lithium, carbamazepine, verapamil, and valproic acid is unknown.’
    • ‘NAC may also lower serum levels of the anti-convulsant drug carbamazepine.’

Origin

1960s: from carbo- + amide, on the pattern of benzodiazepine.

Pronunciation:

carbamazepine

/ˌkärbəˈmazəpēn/