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Descriptor English: Convulsants
Descriptor Spanish: Convulsivantes
Descriptor Portuguese: Convulsivantes
Descriptor French: Convulsivants
Entry term(s): Convulsant Effect
Convulsant Effects
Effect, Convulsant
Effects, Convulsant
Tree number(s): D27.505.696.282.224
D27.505.954.427.220.224
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003292
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: note entry term CONVULSANT EFFECT: use only for the convulsant effect of a chemical substance
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Central Nervous System Depressants (1966-1975)
Public MeSH Note: 75; was see ANALEPTICS 1963-74
Online Note: search ANALEPTICS 1966-74
History Note: 75; was see ANALEPTICS 1963-74
Related: Seizures MeSH
DeCS ID: 3313
Unique ID: D003292
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1975/09/01
Date of Entry: 1974/11/27
Revision Date: 2011/06/24
Convulsants - Preferred
Concept UI M0005136
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Convulsants
Convulsant Effect - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0556135
Preferred term Convulsant Effect
Entry term(s) Convulsant Effects
Effect, Convulsant
Effects, Convulsant



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