Definition of valproic acid in English:

valproic acid

noun

Chemistry
  • A synthetic crystalline compound with anticonvulsant properties, used (generally as salts) in the treatment of epilepsy.

    Alternative name: 2-propylpentanoic acid; chemical formula: C₇H₁₅COOH

Pronunciation

valproic acid

/valˌprōik ˈasəd/ /vælˌproʊɪk ˈæsəd/

Origin

1970s valproic from valeric (see valeric acid) + pro(pyl)+ -ic.