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Mechanisms of Action and Pharmacokinetic Properties of Antiepileptic Drugs 

Mechanisms of Action and Pharmacokinetic Properties of Antiepileptic Drugs
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Mechanisms of Action and Pharmacokinetic Properties of Antiepileptic Drugs
Author(s):

Ali A. Asadi-Pooya

and Michael R. Sperling

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190214968.003.0003
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date: 23 October 2019

At the molecular level, the majority of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) modulate excitatory and inhibitory neural transmission. Antiepileptic drugs probably exert their anticonvulsant effects both at the cell membrane and intracellularly. Knowledge of the pharmacokinetic properties of AEDs is crucial in selecting an appropriate agent in any particular clinical context.

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