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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

gabapentin 
A synthetic analogue of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid with anticonvulsant activity. Although its exact mechanism of action is unknown, gabapentin appears to inhibit excitatory neuron activity. This agent also exhibits analgesic properties. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand name:Neurontin
Chemical structure:1-(aminomethyl)cyclohexaneacetic Acid