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Valproic Acid

"Valproic Acid" 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.

A fatty acid with anticonvulsant properties used in the treatment of epilepsy. The mechanisms of its therapeutic actions are not well understood. It may act by increasing GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID levels in the brain or by altering the properties of voltage dependent sodium channels.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Valproic Acid" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Valproic Acid" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 300 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 27 publications in 2008
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