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Introduction: Acetazolamide

Description of Acetazolamide

Acetazolamide (medical condition): Experimental studies on mice, rats and rabbits...more »

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Acetazolamide -- Teratogenic Agent:
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Acetazolamide: An agent that inhibits the function of carbonic anhydrase, a zinc-containing enzyme that catalyzes the rapid conversion of carbon dioxide and water into carbonic acid, protons and bicarbonate ions. Distributed throughout many cells and tissues, carbonic anhydrases play important roles in mineral and metabolic homeostasis. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Acetazolamide: carbonic anhydrase inhibitor that is sometimes effective against seizures.
Source: CRISP

Acetazolamide: One of the CARBONIC ANHYDRASE INHIBITORS that is sometimes effective against absence seizures. It is sometimes useful also as an adjunct in the treatment of tonic-clonic, myoclonic, and atonic seizures, particularly in women whose seizures occur or are exacerbated at specific times in the menstrual cycle. However, its usefulness is transient often because of rapid development of tolerance. Its antiepileptic effect may be due to its inhibitory effect on brain carbonic anhydrase, which leads to an increased transneuronal chloride gradient, increased chloride current, and increased inhibition. (From Smith and Reynard, Textbook of Pharmacology, 1991, p337).
Source: MeSH 2007

Acetazolamide: Related Topics

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Acetazolamide as a Disease

Acetazolamide: Another name for Acetazolamide -- Teratogenic Agent (or close medical condition association).
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Acetazolamide: Related Diseases

Acetazolamide: Acetazolamide is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Acetazolamide (Acetazolamide -- Teratogenic Agent)

Some of the symptoms of Acetazolamide incude:

  • Forelimb defects - in mice and rats
  • Vertebral malformations - in rabbits

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Broader terms for Acetazolamide

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Acetazolamide

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