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Convulsants

"Convulsants" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Convulsants" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Convulsants" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 43 publications over 23 distinct years, with a maximum of 6 publications in 2011
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