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Introduction: Convulsant

Description of Convulsant

Convulsant: agent that causes convulsions or seizures characterized by tonic and clonic contraction of most skeletal muscles.
Source: CRISP

Convulsant: Substances that act in the brain stem or spinal cord to produce tonic or clonic convulsions, often by removing normal inhibitory tone. They were formerly used to stimulate respiration or as antidotes to barbiturate overdose. They are now most commonly used as experimental tools.
Source: MeSH 2007

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