muscle relaxant

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Noun1.muscle relaxant - a drug that reduces muscle contractility by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses or by decreasing the excitability of the motor end plate or by other actions
benzodiazepine - any of several similar lipophilic amines used as tranquilizers or sedatives or hypnotics or muscle relaxants; chronic use can lead to dependency
cyclobenzaprine, Flexeril - muscle relaxant (trade name Flexeril) used for muscle spasms or acute injury
methocarbamol, Robaxin - muscle relaxant for skeletal muscles (trade name Robaxin) used to treat spasms
Norflex, orphenadrine - a skeletal muscle relaxant (trade name Norflex) used to treat severe muscle strain and Parkinsonism
Kavrin, papaverine - an alkaloid medicine (trade name Kavrin) obtained from opium; used to relax smooth muscles; it is nonaddictive
Kemadrin, procyclidine - drug (trade name Kemadrin) used to reduce tremors in Parkinsonism
relaxant - a drug that relaxes and relieves tension
succinylcholine - a muscle relaxant for striated muscle that is used as an adjunct to anesthesia during certain surgical procedures
Flaxedil, gallamine - neuromuscular blocking agent (trade name Flaxedil) used as a muscle relaxant in the administration of anesthesia
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Further investigation by Price has revealed that Frye used muscle relaxers during his marathon shoot, which some suggest were a form of performance-enhancing drug that gave him an advantage.
Venezuela's medical system suffers from a chronic shortage of basic medicines and medical supplies, including antibiotics, anticonvulsants, muscle relaxers, pain medications, anesthetics, IV fluids, needles, catheters, isopropyl alcohol, scalpels, nebulizers, sterile gloves, gauze, sutures, antiseptics, and bleach.
Muscle relaxers, such as baclofen and benzodiazepines, as well as dopamine antagonists, can ameliorate dystonia.
Noah tells her that they are just muscle relaxers and she grabs the pill bottle and looks at it.
He said he was busy and that he couldn't help me because I was already on muscle relaxers for my illness.
She said: "I was on painkillers, steroids and muscle relaxers and I was wheelchairbound for the rest of the holiday, but it meant I was given priority boarding on the plane coming back.
The explanation did not appease Twitter users who branded Sawyer as 'a bit tipsy', 'wacky', 'hammered' or 'on pain killers, muscle relaxers, benzos or some combination', the report said