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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Information regarding the presumed action and effects of the muscle relaxant cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril[R]) should have indicated that the medication "has significant muscle relaxant effects." The reference to cyclobenzaprine should have followed the tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) in the table because that medication is in fact a tricyclic derivative.
Palmer: There are some pharmacologic treatments for urge incontinence, such as a muscle relaxant for the bladder, but there are none yet for stress incontinence.
Recently I saw a patient with uncomplicated low back pain who wanted me to prescribe a muscle relaxant. Another person, after experiencing a first episode of major depressive disorder, requested lifelong antidepressant therapy.
Nitroglycerin, a muscle relaxant, can sometimes enhance erection when rubbed on the penis.
Siberian ginseng, slightly more potent than the North American variety, affects the adrenal pituitary axis, which excretes the hormone epinephrine, a natural stimulant and muscle relaxant Electrolytes, perhaps the best-known ingredient in energy drinks, help the body stay hydrated and prevent muscle cramping.
Of the 20 patients, about 10 died, seven or eight are still in a serious condition and the remainder have recovered after allegedly being administered muscle relaxant and possibly other drugs intravenously by the nurse, Daisuke Mori, the sources said.
Nitroglycerin, a muscle relaxant, sometimes can enhance erection when rubbed on the surface of the penis.
Similar to scopolamine in appearance when diluted, this drug is a strong muscle relaxant, depressant, and tranquilizer.
Anaesthesiologists have long considered succinylcholine as the muscle relaxant of choice for rapid sequence intubation.
The studies about the effects of smoking, which has negative effect on body systems, on the muscle relaxant that are used in anesthesia application very often and on the drugs which are used to antagonize the muscle relaxant and the studies which show the necessity of quitting smoking that gives big harm in the country's economy and human health, showing the complications due to smoking have great value.
Eperisone is a muscle relaxant, with a mechanism of action slightly different from that of other muscle relaxants.
Virginia Soares de Souza is said to have "played God," administering fatal doses of a muscle relaxant or cutting off patients' life support.