muscle relaxant

Any drug which affects skeletal muscle function and decreases the muscle tone.

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  • Muscle relaxant — This article refers to skeletal muscle relaxants. For information on smooth muscle relaxants, see Antispasmodic. A muscle relaxant is a drug which affects skeletal muscle function and decreases the muscle tone. It may be used to alleviate… …   Wikipedia

  • muscle relaxant — noun 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 • Hypernyms: ↑relaxant • Hyponyms: ↑benzodiazepine, ↑cyclobenzaprine,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • muscle relaxant — an agent that reduces tension in voluntary muscles. Drugs such as baclofen, dantrolene, and diazepam are used to relieve skeletal muscular spasms in various spastic conditions, parkinsonism, and tetanus. The drugs used to relax voluntary muscles… …   Medical dictionary

  • muscle relaxant — an agent that reduces tension in voluntary muscles. Drugs such as baclofen, dantrolene, and diazepam are used to relieve skeletal muscular spasms in various spastic conditions, parkinsonism, and tetanus. The drugs used to relax voluntary muscles… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Релаксант Мышечный (Muscle Relaxant) — вещество, которое расслабляет скелетные мышцы. К лекарственным веществам, обладающим такой способностью, относятся дантролен и диазепам; они применяются для устранения спазмов скелетных мышц при различных спастических проявлениях, паркинсонизме и …   Медицинские термины

  • Relaxant — Something that relaxes, relieves, reduces tension. For example, a muscle relaxant is often administered during abdominal surgery to relax the diaphragm and keep it from moving during the surgery. * * * 1. Relaxing; causing relaxation; reducing… …   Medical dictionary

  • relaxant — n. a muscle relaxant * * * [rɪ læksənt] a muscle relaxant …   Combinatory dictionary

  • relaxant — n. an agent that reduces tension and strain, particularly in muscles (see muscle relaxant) …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • relaxant — /ri lak seuhnt/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or causing a relaxation. n. 2. Pharm. a drug that relaxes, esp. one that lessens strain in muscle. [1765 75; < L relaxant (s. of relaxans), prp. of relaxare. See RELAX, ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • relaxant — re•lax•ant [[t]rɪˈlæk sənt[/t]] adj. 1) of, pertaining to, or causing relaxation 2) pha a drug that relaxes, esp. one that lessens strain in muscle …   From formal English to slang

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