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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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

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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MONDAY, July 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Benzodiazepines and muscle relaxants are associated with serious falls among people living with HIV in their 50s, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
Participants applied creams that included drugs such as lidocaine, ketamine, and gabapentin, or a combination of muscle relaxants and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs three times per day.
The treatment is given under a general anaesthetic and using muscle relaxants, so that a patient will only twitch slightly and their body does not convulse during the seizure.
[3] In general, LBP is managed with the short-term use of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) and centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxants.[4] Unfortunately, NSAIDs have gastric intolerance, whereas most of the centrally acting muscle relaxants have central nervous system depressant side-effects such as sedation, dizziness, impairment of coordination, mental confusion, weakness etc.
Muscle relaxants are a necessary part of anesthesia during certain major operations.
The therapeutics involve various drug classes such as analgesics, anesthetics, and skeletal muscle relaxants. Topical pain relievers are becoming increasingly popular in sports category owing to their site-specific action, cost-effectiveness, instant pain relief, and availability in the OTC segment.
ISLAMABAD -- Usage of muscle relaxants may increase the risk of respiratory complications after surgery, a new study said.
It has been shown that the incidence of residual NMB after intermediate-acting neuromuscular relaxants still remains as high as 41% on average (10).
The makers add mullein and liquorice root, both natural relaxants that encourage open and honest behaviour.
Estimation of the success rate of anesthetic management for thymectomy in patients with myasthenia gravis treated without muscle relaxants: A retrospective observational cohort study.