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a 30 year patient presents to the physician with the history of Drowsiness; Nausea; Vomiting and decreased sleep. He says that he used to take a drug prescribed by his family physician for seizure disorder. drug he took was studied for research shows drug acts on the thalamus of the brain. the drug most likely be
a) lamotigrine
b) valproate
c) gabapentin
d) phenytoin
e) ethosuccimide
f) phenobarb
g) lorazepam
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E) ethosuximide
(but wondering absence seizures occuring at this age...?)
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ethosuximide acts on thalamic calcium channels.
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a 30 year patient presents to the physician with the history of Drowsiness; Nausea; Vomiting and decreased sleep. He says that he used to take a drug prescribed by his family physician for seizure disorder. drug he took was studied for research shows drug acts on the thalamus of the brain. the drug most likely be
a) lamotigrine
b) valproate
c) gabapentin
d) phenytoin
e) ethosuccimide
f) phenobarb
g) lorazepam
thanx for participating guys its ethosuccimide
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thanx for participating guys its ethosuccimide
'why not valporic aci it also acts on thalamus & used in absence + all other seizure states
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