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1. causing relaxation.
2. an agent that causes relaxation.
muscle relaxant an agent that specifically aids in reducing muscle tension.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
alcuroniumA neuromuscular blocking drug with an effect similar to that of curare, used by anaesthetists as a non-depolarizing muscle relaxant. The drug is on the WHO official list.
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