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re·lax·ant

 (rĭ-lăk′sənt)
n.
1. A drug that causes muscle relaxation.
2. Something that helps one to relax: Taking a walk is a great relaxant after working all day.
3. An agent used to straighten curly hair; a relaxer.

re·lax′ant adj.
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relaxant

(rɪˈlæksənt)
n
(Medicine) med a drug or agent that relaxes, esp one that relaxes tense muscles
adj
of, relating to, or tending to produce relaxation
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re•lax•ant

(rɪˈlæk sənt)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or causing relaxation.
n.
2. a drug that relaxes, esp. one that lessens strain in muscle.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.relaxant - a drug that relaxes and relieves tension
drug - a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
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
Adj.1.relaxant - tending to relax or relieve muscular or nervous tension; "a relaxant drug"
depressant - capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
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Translations

relaxant

[rɪˈlæksənt] N (= drug) → relajante m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

relaxant

n (Med) → Relaxans nt
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relaxant

[rɪˈlæksənt] adj & n (Med) → calmante (m)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

re·lax·ant

n. relajante, tranquilizante; droga que reduce la tensión.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

relaxant

n relajante m; muscle — relajante muscular
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References in periodicals archive ?
The judge rejected claims by Suda's defense counsel that the patient was close to death and that his death was not due to the injection of muscle relaxant, citing test results.
Mother-of-six Mrs Aru, who had worked at the children's hospital since 1985, mistakenly injected a muscle relaxant which induced a fatal he-art attack in the child.
-- Combining a triptan with a smooth muscle relaxant used to treat irritable bowel syndrome helped achieve rapid relief of migraine, presumably because the relaxant helped to overcome the gastroparesis that is thought to occur with migraine, Abouch V.
(Asteraceae) showed a significant, does dependent, relaxant effect on the smooth muscle of corpus cavernosum strips, obtained from Guinea pig (65.5 [+ or -] 4.1% of relaxation at the dose of 25.0 mg/ml).
He became restless but instead of administering a sedative, Nurse Rose Aru, after consulting with Nurse Lynne Maguire, gave muscle relaxant Vecuronium.
Toddler Jake McGeough was being treated for heart and lung problems at the Liverpool hospital when he was mistakenly given the muscle relaxant Vercuronium.
Dr Kelly said, "Eucalyptus is known as a relaxant and often used in aromatherapy treatments.
Charles Mummery, who gave him prescriptions for all kinds of drugs that could leave you too drowsy to do the dishes, let alone fly a plane: the sedatives Valium and Dalmane, and the muscle relaxant Anaprox.
In addition, the muscle relaxant dantrolene and several medications that increase the transmission of the neurochemical dopamine in the brain (believed to be impeded by neuroleptics) have recently been shown to ease NMS.
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.
In this study, an attempt has been made to evaluate the muscle relaxant activity of hydroalcoholic extract of Mimosa pudica whole plant (HAEMPWP).
Your doctor may refer you for a scan and to a physiotherapist to stretch your neck and shoulder muscles, and prescribe a muscle relaxant.