muscle relaxant

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relaxant

 [re-lak´sant]
1. causing relaxation.
2. an agent that causes relaxation.
muscle relaxant an agent that specifically aids in reducing muscle tension.

mus·cle re·lax·ant

a drug with the capacity to reduce muscle tone; may be either a peripherally acting muscle relaxant such as curare and act to produce blockade at the neuromuscular junction (and thus useful in surgery), or act as a centrally acting muscle relaxant exerting its effects within the brain and spinal cord to diminish muscle tone (and thus useful in muscle spasm or spasticity).

muscle relaxant

Anesthesiology An agent used in anesthesiology to facilitate airway management, control alveolar ventilation, abolish motor reflexes, and provide the muscle relaxation. Depolarizing agents, eg succinylcholine, cause a prolonged depolarization of the motor end plate. Nondepolarizing agents, eg pancuronium, are competitive inhibitors of acetylcholine at the motor end plate See Depolarizing agent, Nondepolarizing agent.

mus·cle re·lax·ant

(mŭsĕl rĕ-laksănt)
Drug able to reduce muscle tone; may be either a peripherally acting muscle relaxant or act centrally acting.

mus·cle re·lax·ant

(mŭsĕl rĕ-laksănt)
Drug with capacity to reduce muscle tone; may be either a peripherally acting muscle relaxant such as curare and act to produce blockade at the neuromuscular junction (and thus useful in surgery), or act as a centrally acting muscle relaxant exerting its effects within the brain and spinal cord to diminish muscle tone (and thus useful in muscle spasm or spasticity).
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These two folk indications, anti-rheumatoid, anti-tetanus activities (40), anxiolytic, myorelaxant effects acting on central benzodiazepine receptors of flavonoid found in E.
Our findings are in accordance with the notion that [beta]-citronellol can antagonize transmembrane [Ca.sup.2+] influx from the extracellular milieu to produce myorelaxant actions.
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show anxiolytic and antidepressant effects but neither sedative nor myorelaxant properties.
(1995) tested a purified fraction of an aqueous Chamomile extract containing apigenin and suggested anxiolytic, sedative, myorelaxant and anticonvulsive activity potential for this flavonoid.
The patient was diagnosed with LDH, diabetic neuropathic pain, and RLS; non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and myorelaxant treatments were administered for one week.
Its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsivant and myorelaxant properties were recently demonstrated (Aguiar 2006; Aguilar 1988; Costa et al.
A conservative therapy with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (diclofenac sodium 150 mg/day intramuscular) and myorelaxant (thiocolchicoside 8 mg/day intramuscular) drugs was given.
Myorelaxant and antispasmodic effects of the essential oil of Alpinia speciosa on rat ileum.
These results demonstrated that EO-13 and EO-21 have different chemical composition and showed myorelaxant activity.
However, experimental studies showed that monoterpenes (eugenol, geraniol, citronellol) has CNS depressant activity, anesthetic, myorelaxant and anticonvulsant properties (Dallmeier and Carlini, 1981; Freire et al., 2006; Sousa et al., 2006).