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1. causing relaxation.
2. an agent that causes relaxation.
muscle relaxant an agent that specifically aids in reducing muscle tension.
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gal·la·mine tri·eth·i·o·dide(gal'ă-mēn trī'eth-ī'ō-dīd),
A triple quaternary ammonium compound with action comparable with that of curarine.
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gallamine triethiodideA synthetic, short-acting muscle relaxant used by anaesthetists to allow passage of an ENDOTRACHEAL tube at the beginning of anaesthesia. A brand name is Flaxedil.
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