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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6] The action of eperisone as centrally acting muscle relaxant is principally based on the inhibition of voltage-gated sodium channels in the brain stem.
Similarly before surgery when a muscle relaxant is given to attain proper intubation than at the time of recovery muscles must be recovered as their natural position for adequate respiration.
The authors reported that the muscle relaxant was associated with a shorter duration of clinical efficacy and prolonged intubation time and time to reach TOF 0.
They had taken benzodiapine, a sedative and muscle relaxant, a court heard yesterday.
After obtaining a written informed consent from the study subjects, they were randomly assigned using a computer generated table into one of the two muscle relaxant groups of one hundred eighty patients each:
It requires a sensitive perioperative anesthetic approach especially in relation to nondepolarizing muscle relaxant administration.
Magnesium Is a natural anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant and pain reliever.
Besides the difference in mechanism of action, various muscle relaxant vary in their onset and duration, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic and various side effects.
Most people are familiar with chamomile in tea form as a mild sedative and muscle relaxant and another less well-known botanical, gotu kola, has been known to enhance cognitive function including memory and alertness and reduce mood disorders.
In 1961, Dripps et al demonstrated that the increased mortality of patients receiving muscle relaxant was associated with pre-morbid condition and not an inherent toxicity of muscle relaxants; "When deaths were related to the use of muscle relaxants, errors of omission or commission were always apparent" (10).
7) It is drawn upon as a skeletal muscle relaxant in some animal anaesthetic procedures as well.
Tozzi said the well-balanced diet should be high in dark green vegetables, because that's your best source of magnesium, which is a muscle relaxant, so it will decrease muscle spasm and cramping.