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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18] The addition of a skeletal muscle relaxant to paracetamol or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be more effective than the analgesic alone.
If pharmacologic therapy is desired, the guidelines recommend a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) or skeletal muscle relaxant.
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It is not a skeletal muscle relaxant but relaxes the uterine muscle so causes more postpartum bleedings after caesarian section and normal delivery.
7) It is drawn upon as a skeletal muscle relaxant in some animal anaesthetic procedures as well.
Diazepam, a benzodiazepine drug, has been commonly prescribed as anti-anxiety agent, skeletal muscle relaxant, and anticonvulsant.