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The administration of smooth muscle relaxants at an appropriate time and dilatation phase can reduce the duration of labour successfully while providing pain reduction.
The smooth muscle relaxant effect of hydrogen sulphide in vitro: evidence for a physiological role to control intestinal contractility.
Theophylline, also known as dimethylxanthine, was used as positive control because of its use as smooth muscle relaxant.
Other therapeutic uses of smooth muscle relaxants include the treatment of angina, asthma and other forms of generalized muscle spasms.
In the present study, we were interested to evaluate whether the pharmacological properties would also vary according to the chemical composition, and to compare these effects with those of recognized smooth muscle relaxants papaverine and diltiazem.
This modality can make the diagnosis of an esophageal motility disorder, which in turn can be treated with acid inhibition or smooth muscle relaxants.
For example, smooth muscle relaxants decrease abdominal pain and bloating.
The three studies versus smooth muscle relaxants did not show differences between treatments hinting for equivalence of treatments.
As comparators served placebo (n = 12 studies; 1 study compares placebo and an anticholinergic), smooth muscle relaxants (anticholinergics, n = 3 studies; 1 study compares placebo and an anticholinergic) and psychotherapy (n = 1 study; stress management program).
The three double blind cross over studies versus smooth muscle relaxants did not show differences between treatments hinting for equivalence of treatments, although a placebo arm is missing with the exception of one trial (Carling et al.
given over 2-4 weeks, in IBS is efficacious as compared to placebo and the smooth muscle relaxants investigated.

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