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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Co- developed by Abbott and GlaxoSmithKline, atracurium is a muscle relaxant used in anesthesia whose generic drugs are also produced by such companies as Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Co.
It requires a sensitive perioperative anesthetic approach especially in relation to nondepolarizing muscle relaxant administration.
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).
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.
Consultant neurologist David Nicholl, from City Hospital, is demanding US pharmaceutical firm Hospira restrict its muscle relaxant Pancuronium being used for lethal injection executions.
An order for "cycloprine 10 mg po qhs" which was intended to refer to the muscle relaxant cyclobenzaprine, was entered into a pharmacy system as "cyclosporine 10 mg po qhs" Fortunately, the error was caught, and cyclosporine was not dispensed.
NBC News in New York reported that the medical examiner said the child victim, Leiby Kletzky, was given muscle relaxant, anti-psychotic drugs, painkillers and Tylenol before he was smothered to death and dismembered.
It is not exactly clear why it may work in chronic migraines but it is thought that, as well as being a muscle relaxant, it may work to block pain signals.
However, most of these treatments have recently been recently questioned by the Cochrane group'; thus, an interest exists for new centrally active muscle relaxant agents without detrimental effects on the central nervous system (CNS).
Products manufactured at the 35-acre plant include Drantium, a muscle relaxant used to treat muscle spasticity (stiffness and spasms) caused by such conditions as spinal-cord injury, stroke, cerebral palsy or multiple sclerosis.
Sales of King's muscle relaxant Skelaxin, which also faces competition from a new drug, fell by about $1 million.