HyperDic: eskalith

English > 1 sense of the word Eskalith:
NOUNsubstanceEskalith, lithium carbonate, Lithane, Lithonatea white powder (LiCO3) used in manufacturing glass and ceramics and as a drug
English > Eskalith: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA white powder (LiCO3) used in manufacturing glass and ceramics and as a drug; the drug (trade names Lithane or Lithonate or Eskalith) is used to treat some forms of depression and manic episodes of manic-depressive disorder.
Synonymslithium carbonate, Lithane, Lithonate
BroadercarbonateA salt or ester of carbonic acid (containing the anion CO3)
major tranquilizer, major tranquillizer, major tranquilliser, antipsychotic drug, antipsychotic agent, antipsychotic, neuroleptic drug, neuroleptic agent, neuroleptictranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect / effect is desired
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