smooth muscle relaxant


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smooth mus·cle re·lax·ant

a pharmacologic agent, such as an antispasmodic, bronchodilator, or vasodilator, that reduces the tension or tone of smooth (involuntary) muscle.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

smooth mus·cle re·lax·ant

(smūdh mŭsĕl rē-laksănt)
Pharmacologic agent, such as an antispasmodic, bronchodilator, or vasodilator, which reduces the tension or tone of smooth (involuntary) muscle.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

smooth mus·cle re·lax·ant

(smūdh mŭsĕl rē-laksănt)
Pharmacologic agent, such as an antispasmodic, bronchodilator, or vasodilator, which reduces tension of smooth muscle.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The reasons behind the selection of these two drugs are superiority over other smooth muscle relaxants routinely used in clinical practice, easy availability even in rural setup, cheap and have no proven adverse effects on mother, foetus and new born.
This provides the physiological basis to use smooth muscle relaxants. The administration of smooth muscle relaxants at an appropriate time and dilatation phase can reduce the duration of labour successfully while providing pain reduction.
Other therapeutic uses of smooth muscle relaxants include the treatment of angina, asthma and other forms of generalized muscle spasms.
In the present study, we were interested to evaluate whether the pharmacological properties would also vary according to the chemical composition, and to compare these effects with those of recognized smooth muscle relaxants papaverine and diltiazem.
This modality can make the diagnosis of an esophageal motility disorder, which in turn can be treated with acid inhibition or smooth muscle relaxants.
Boldo and peppermint act as smooth muscle relaxants, helping to relieve the systems of flatulence and colic.
For example, smooth muscle relaxants decrease abdominal pain and bloating.
The three studies versus smooth muscle relaxants did not show differences between treatments hinting for equivalence of treatments.
As comparators served placebo (n = 12 studies; 1 study compares placebo and an anticholinergic), smooth muscle relaxants (anticholinergics, n = 3 studies; 1 study compares placebo and an anticholinergic) and psychotherapy (n = 1 study; stress management program).
The three double blind cross over studies versus smooth muscle relaxants did not show differences between treatments hinting for equivalence of treatments, although a placebo arm is missing with the exception of one trial (Carling et al., 1989).
180-200 mg t.i.d., given over 2-4 weeks, in IBS is efficacious as compared to placebo and the smooth muscle relaxants investigated.

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