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antispasmodic

 [an″te-, an″ti-spaz-mod´ik]
1. preventing or relieving spasms.
2. an agent that prevents or relieves spasms. Called also spasmolytic.

an·ti·spas·mod·ic

(an'tē-spaz-mod'ik),
1. Preventing or alleviating muscle spasms (cramps).
2. An agent that quiets spasm.

antispasmodic

/an·ti·spas·mod·ic/ (-spaz-mod´ik)
1. preventing or relieving spasms.
2. an agent that so acts.

antispasmodic

(ăn′tē-spăz-mŏd′ĭk, ăn′tī-)
adj.
Relieving or preventing spasms, especially of smooth muscle.
n.
An antispasmodic agent. Also called spasmolytic.

antispasmodic

[-spazmod′ik]
a drug or other agent that prevents smooth muscle spasms, as in the uterus, digestive system, or urinary tract. Belladonna and dicyclomine hydrochloride are among drugs used in antispasmodic preparations. See also anticholinergic, cholinergic blocking agent.

antispasmodic

Herbal medicine
Any herb deemed useful in reducing muscle spasms.

Examples
Black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa), blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides), chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), lady’s slipper (Cypripedium pubescens), lobelia (Lobelia inflate), mistletoe (Viscum album), passion flower (Passiflora incarnate), skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) and wild yam root (Dioscora villosa).

antispasmodic

Pharmacology An agent that relieves spasm. See Spasmolytic.

an·ti·spas·mod·ic

(an'tē-spaz-mod'ik)
1. Preventing or alleviating muscle spasms (cramps).
2. An agent that quiets spasm.

antispasmodic

A drug which relieves sustained contraction in muscle, whether voluntary or otherwise.

Antispasmodic

Relieves mild cramping or muscle spasm.
Mentioned in: St. John's Wort

antispasmodic (anˈ·tē·spaz·mˑ·dik),

n/adj a substance that relieves cramping and spasms.

an·ti·spas·mod·ic

(an'tē-spaz-mod'ik)
1. Preventing or alleviating muscle spasms (cramps).
2. An agent that quiets spasm.

antispasmodic (an´tīspazmod´ik),

n (antispastic), a drug that relieves muscle spasms.

antispasmodic

1. preventing or relieving spasms.
2. an agent that prevents or relieves spasms. Said of parasympatholytic drugs used in the treatment of gastrointestinal or urinary tract disorders. Called also spasmolytics.
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