Definition of antispasmodic in English:

antispasmodic

Line breaks: anti|spas¦mod¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌantɪspazˈmɒdɪk
 
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adjective

  • (Chiefly of a drug) used to relieve spasm of involuntary muscle.
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    • 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

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  • An antispasmodic drug.
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    • 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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