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
Translations

baclofen

n baclofeno
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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.
Gablofen is the only FDA-approved baclofen in prefilled syringes and factory-sealed vials.
Theisen started out taking baclofen in pill form, but when that didn't help enough, his neurologist suggested a pump.
There is, for example, no place for the use of intrathecal baclofen in patients with focal hand spasticity.
3] Another, effective drug is baclofen, which has a positive effect on the bladder emptying function by relaxing the external sphincter.
These medications include nonselective [beta]-blockers, [alpha]2-agonists, bromocriptine, baclofen, gabapentin, and long-acting benzodiazepines such clonazepam.
It has updated chapters on measurement tools and treatment outcomes, evaluation, genetics, guidance techniques for injections, intrathecal baclofen, neuromodulation, and surgery, and new chapters on measuring spastic paresis, the role of the physical and occupational therapist, the use of ultrasound in the guidance of botulinum toxin management, emerging technologies, cancer, long-term care facilities, and economic considerations.
Her initial mentality was alert, and computed tomography of the brain was negative for organic lesions; she has been given oral baclofen 10 mg daily to control her associated spastic back pain.
Drugs like baclofen (Lioresal[R], Kemstro[R]), tizanidine (Zanaflex[R], Sirdalud[R]) and diazepam (Valium[R]) work by blocking the nerve signals that underpin muscle contractions, while another option, dantrolene (Dantrium[R]), makes muscles less responsive to nerve signals.
The performance of the system was evaluated in the measurement of baclofen medication in medical and aqueous samples as an environmental contamination.
She is on oral Baclofen 10mg twice daily for the past 6 months.