Definition of antispasmodic in English:

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antispasmodic

Pronunciation: /ˌan(t)ēˌspazˈmädik/ /ˌanˌtīˌspazˈmädik/

adjective

(Chiefly of a drug) used to relieve spasm of involuntary muscle.
Example sentences
  • Alternatively, antispasmodic drugs and motility stimulants may be prescribed.
  • The causes include antispasmodic drugs, continence surgery, obstruction, psychosis, and neurological or inflammatory conditions.
  • The antispasmodic muscle relaxants are especially effective for individuals with multiple spasms, especially back spasms.

noun

An antispasmodic drug.
Example sentences
  • When the physiology of asthma was better understood, antispasmodics were given on a continuous basis to attempt to lower airway tone.
  • Despite the above medication, if abdominal pain persists, antispasmodics and relevant painkillers will help.
  • Herbal antispasmodics such as Jamaican dogwood, cramp bark and catnip can be used for relaxing muscle tension and spasms.
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