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 [an″te-, an″ti-spaz-mod´ik]
1. preventing or relieving spasms.
2. an agent that prevents or relieves spasms. Called also spasmolytic.
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Drawn by the thesis that an ideal method for preservation of the RA for CABG should be antispastic and also allow maximum preservation of the endothelial function, He and associates have compared the antispastic (36) and the endothelium-protective features (37) of the verapamil-nitroglycerin (VG) vs Papaverine solution.
Seib and colleagues [28] have recently found that surface electrical stimulation of the tibialis anterior muscle has an antispastic effect that lasts for up to 24h.
Adductor spasms can be curbed by taking Lioresal (baclofen), antispastic drug.
All subjects were described as spastic, and most of the subjects had received antispastic medication for shorter or longer periods.
Many therapeutic paradigms, such as antispastic medication [4-5], physical modalities [6-7], botulinum toxin injection [8-9], intrathecal baclofen pumps [10], and novel surgical techniques [11], were developed and applied for reducing spasticity and improving function.
They were asked to complete a 4 items questionnaire, referring to: duration of labor (hours, minutes), duration of delivery (minutes), pain killers administration (yes/ no) and antispastic medication (yes/ no).
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Eperisone hydrochloride is a novel antispastic agent, which has been developed in Japan and is now marketed in Japan, India and the Far East under the brand name Myonal[degrees].
Consider deterring spasticity with antispastic positioning, range of motion exercises, stretching, and splinting.
It has very low toxicity and is a safe and effective antispastic agent.
Among these compounds, eperisone hydrochloride has recently emerged as antispastic agent with an improved profile of safety compared to other drugs of the same pharmacological class; in particular, eperisone has been introduced on the market for the management of painful conditions sustained by a muscle contracture.
At the time of the study, 4 of the 11 subjects were prescribed antispastic medications (baclofen) to reduce the intensity and frequency of spastic reflexes.