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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Fenitoína sódica

Phenytoin sodium (FEN-ih-toh-in SOH-dee-um)
A drug used to treat or prevent seizures or convulsions that may be caused by epilepsy, brain surgery, or treatment for brain cancer. It is a type of anticonvulsant agent. Also called Dilantin.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.