Seizure suppression

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Seizure suppression is an effect caused by drugs known as anticonvulsants. These drugs prevent or reduce the severity and frequency of seizures in various types of epilepsy. The different types of anticonvulsants may act on different receptors in the brain and have different modes of action.

Two mechanisms that appear to be important in anticonvulsants are an enhancement of GABA action and inhibition of sodium channel activity. Other mechanisms are the inhibition of calcium channels and glutamate receptors.

Psychoactive substances

Compounds within our psychoactive substance index which may cause this effect include:

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