spasmogen


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spas·mo·gen

(spaz'mō-jen),
A substance causing contraction of smooth muscle; for example, histamine.

spasmogen

[spaz′məjən]
any substance that can produce smooth muscle contractions, as in the bronchioles. Examples are histamine, bradykinin, and serotonin.

spas·mo·gen

(spaz-mŏ-jen)
Relating to or marked by spasm.
[G. spasmōdes, convulsive, fr. spasmos, + eidos, form]

spasmogen

(spăz′mō-jĕn) [″ + gennan, to produce]
Something that causes spasms or constrictions, such as in the bronchospasm associated with asthma.
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These changes are caused by the release of spasmogens and vasoactive substances, including leukotrienes.
Erythrocytes trapped in the subarachnoid cisterns slowly hemolyze and release potent spasmogens such as oxybemoglobin.
5 parts of ethanol (31% w/w) was tested employing the guinea pig ileum and using acethylcholine and histamine as spasmogens (Forster et al.
12] were significantly less potent in relaxing Ach--than high potassium-induced tone, which may reflect the transduction mechanisms utilized by the respective spasmogens.