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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

an·ti·spas·mod·ic

(an'tē-spaz-mod'ik),
1. Preventing or alleviating muscle spasms (cramps).
2. An agent that quiets spasm.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

antispasmodic

(ăn′tē-spăz-mŏd′ĭk, ăn′tī-)
adj.
Relieving or preventing spasms, especially of smooth muscle.
n.
An antispasmodic agent. Also called spasmolytic.
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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).
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

antispasmodic

Pharmacology An agent that relieves spasm. See Spasmolytic.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

an·ti·spas·mod·ic

(an'tē-spaz-mod'ik)
1. Preventing or alleviating muscle spasms (cramps).
2. An agent that quiets spasm.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

antispasmodic

A drug which relieves sustained contraction in muscle, whether voluntary or otherwise.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Antispasmodic

Relieves mild cramping or muscle spasm.
Mentioned in: St. John's Wort
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

an·ti·spas·mod·ic

(an'tē-spaz-mod'ik)
1. Preventing or alleviating muscle spasms (cramps).
2. An agent that quiets spasm.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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