antispasmodic agent

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Noun1.antispasmodic agent - a drug used to relieve or prevent spasms (especially of the smooth muscles)antispasmodic agent - a drug used to relieve or prevent spasms (especially of the smooth muscles)
atropine - a poisonous crystalline alkaloid extracted from the nightshade family; used as an antispasmodic and to dilate the eye pupil; also administered in large amounts as an antidote for organophosphate nerve agents or organophosphate insecticides
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
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In the digestive tract, thyme is a useful carminative and antispasmodic agent; use in cases of dyspepsia, irritable bowel, and colitis.
Phloroglucinol (1,3,5-trihydroxybenzene) is a nonatropinic antispasmodic agent that is used in the clinic to treat the acute pain related to functional disorders of the digestive tract or the bile duct.
Paeoniflorin (PF), an active glycoside of SGT, is metabolized into the antispasmodic agent paeonimetabolin-I (PM-I) by intestinal bacteria after oral administration.
EOAz has shown efficacy as an antispasmodic agent in intestinal (Bezerra et al., 2000) and vascular smooth muscle and as an anti-hypertensive agent (Lahlou et al., 2002), effects consistent with its use in folk medicine.
Peppermint's reputation as a digestive, carminative, cholagogic, and antispasmodic agent derives from centuries of use.
Since 2003 in our institution, we have routinely used papaverine and sodium nitroprusside as an antispasmodic agent for the IMAs.
Pregablin and its predecessor gabapentin were initially used as antispasmodic agents and adjuncts for treatment of seizures resistant to conventional therapy.
Many people use various antispasmodic agents like drotaverine, hyoscine, dicyclomine and valethamate bromide to accelerate the first stage of labour, thereby reducing the sufferings of labouring mother.