baclofen


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bac·lo·fen

 (băk′lə-fĕn)
n.
A drug, C10H12ClNO2, that acts as a gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor agonist and is used to treat muscle spasticity, especially in patients with multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries.

baclofen

(ˈbækləʊˌfɛn)
n
a muscle-relaxing drug used to treat muscle spasms
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baclofen

n baclofeno
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The purpose of this study is to reduce some of the problems which sometimes happen in people who are taking baclofen.
In the current study, morphine tolerance was investigated using baclofen drug as an agonist and CGP35348 as a selected antagonist of GABA-B receptor.
Baclofen is a [GABA.sub.b] receptor agonist that is FDA approved for treating spasticity.
As an alternate approach to the treatment of GERD, baclofen, a GABAb agonist, reduces the frequency of reflux events and inhibits TLESR [8].
According to the company, the Prometra Programmable Infusion Pump System is indicated for intrathecal infusion of drug therapy, Infumorph (preservative free morphine sulfate sterile solution), preservative-free sterile 0.9% saline solution (Sodium Chloride Injection, USP) as well as baclofen (baclofen injection, intrathecal, 500-2000 mcg/ml).
Medtronic announced the online publication of results, secondary endpoints of the 'Spasticity In Stroke-Randomised Study', or SISTERS, trial, demonstrate Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy.
Although laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication relieved the heartburn symptoms of just two-thirds of patients who met the study's definition of having true proton pump inhibitor (PPI)--refractory heartburn, this level of efficacy far exceeded the impact of drug therapy with baclofen or desipramine, which was little better than placebo, Stuart J.
The device is called an Intrathecal Baclofen Pump (ITB pump).
The use of baclofen can be traced back to the 1920s when it was used as a potential antiepileptic drug and was found to be safe and effective for reducing spasticity.
DNP rats were randomly divided into six groups with 12 rats per group: (1) the DNP group: 20 [micro]l saline (i.t.); (2) the DNP + baclofen group: baclofen ([GABA.sub.B] receptor agonist, 0.5 /g in 20 [micro]l, i.t.); (3) the DNP + saclofen group: saclofen ([GABA.sub.B] receptor blocker, 30 /g in 20 [micro]l, i.t.); (4) the DNP + LPS-RS group: LPS-RS ultrapure (a selective TLR4 antagonist, 20 [micro]g in 20 [micro]l, i.t.); (5) the DNP + MIP group: 500 /M (Myd88 antagonist, 500 /M in 20 [micro]l, i.t.); and (6) the DNP + SN50 group: SN50 (NF-[kappa]B inhibitor, 200 ng in 20 [micro]l, i.t.).
Although structurally similar to baclofen ([beta]-(4-chlorophenyl)-GABA), another GABA-B agonist and a commonly prescribed muscle relaxant, it is 30 times less active [1].
Al Jishi implanted a device comprised of an electronic pump under the patient's skin to deliver the drug Baclofen to nerve cells through a tube connecting to spinal fluid, to alleviate muscular spasms.