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spasmolytic

 [spaz″mo-lit´ik]
1. arresting or checking spasms.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

spas·mo·lyt·ic

(spaz'mō-lit'ik),
1. Relating to spasmolysis.
2. Denoting a chemical agent that relieves smooth muscle spasms.
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spasmolytic

(spăz′mə-lĭt′ĭk)
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spas·mo·lyt·ic

(spaz'mŏ-lit'ik)
1. Relating to spasmolysis.
2. Denoting a chemical agent that relieves smooth muscle spasms.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

spas·mo·lyt·ic

(spaz'mō-lit'ik)
1. Relating to spasmolysis.
2. Denoting a chemical agent that relieves smooth muscle spasms.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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One such drug is Buscopan, which by its spasmolytic action helps in cervical dilatation and additionally considered to decrease pain.
Efficacy of hyoscine butylbromide (Buscopan) suppositories as cervical spasmolytic agent in labor.
(15) Patients given glucagon did have larger colon volumes, fewer collapsed segments and decreased discomfort compared with patients not receiving a spasmolytic, but not significantly so.
When spasmolytic agents are used, they are given intravenously and slowly injected 2 minutes before the scan begins.
Both had no direct spasmolytic effect, but both decreased acetylcholine- or [Ba.sup.2+]-induced contraction of rat ileum indicating an antispasmodic effect.
For many plant extracts (Angelica roots, chamomile flowers, Caraway fruits, milk thistle fruits, peppermint leaves, Lemon balm leaves) spasmolytic properties have been shown (Izzo et al.
Perilla frutescens extract and the compound Vicenin 2 (called AUC-P and AUC-V, respectively) were compared for their spasmolytic and antispasmodic effect with respect to both the cholinergic system and nonspecific contraction mediated by [Ba.sup.2+].
This means that they lack a direct spasmolytic effect.
A spasmolytic effect in intestinal smooth muscle in vitro has been observed in several herbal drugs used in the therapy of motility-related functional gastro-intestinal diseases or discomfort.