A xenobiotic (Greek, xenos "foreign"; bios "life") is a compound that is foreign to a living organism. Principal xenobiotics include: drugs, carcinogens and various compounds that have been introduced into the environment by artificial means.
An anticonvulsant, lamotrigine is used in the treatment of epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and to relieve some of the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. There is evidence that it is also of use in the treatment of neuropathic pain.
Stravs M, Schymanski E, Singer H, Department of Environmental Chemistry, Eawag