Definition of Antispasmodic

1. Noun. A drug used to relieve or prevent spasms (especially of the smooth muscles).

Exact synonyms: Antispasmodic Agent, Spasmolytic
Specialized synonyms: Atropine
Generic synonyms: Medicament, Medication, Medicinal Drug, Medicine



Definition of Antispasmodic

1. a. Good against spasms.

Definition of Antispasmodic

1. Adjective. (medicine) Referring to something that suppresses spasms, generally a drug. ¹

2. Noun. (pharmacology) A drug that suppresses spasms. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Antispasmodic

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Antispasmodic

1. An agent that relieves spasm. (13 Jan 1998)

Antispasmodic Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Antispasmodic

antisoil
antisoiling
antisolar
antisoliton
antisolitons
antisoviet
antispace
antispaces
antispam
antispammer
antispammers
antispamming
antispanking
antispasmatic
antispasmatics
antispasmodic (current term)
antispasmodic agent
antispasmodics
antispasmolytic
antispast
antispastic
antispasticity
antispastics
antispasts
antispatial
antispatter
antispeculation
antispeculative
antispeech
antispending

Literary usage of Antispasmodic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Practical therapeutics by Edward John Waring (1866)
"From its frequent adulteration, it has lost much of its standing as an antispasmodic ; but, when pure, it appears to be a remedy of considerable power. ..."

2. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"... sedative and antispasmodic in chorea, mania, convulsions, whooping cough and asthma; and locally in hemorrhoids and other anal lesions. ..."

3. Medical lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science by Robley Dunglison (1856)
"... Ph. US) It is considered to be tonie and antispasmodic, and has been chiefly used in .... antispasmodic ..."

4. A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine by George Bacon Wood (1858)
"Any benefit which it may have produced is probably more justly ascribable to its antispasmodic action. 3. Distension of the Gall-Bladder. ..."

5. Dansk-norsk-engelsk Ordbog by Johannes Magnussen (1902)
"-latter hysteric laughter. lag epilepsy, -emll convulsive smile, -stunde [a] antispasmodic; — Middel spasmodic, ..."

6. Lectures on materia medica and therapeutics by John Brodhead Beck, Chandler Robbins Gilman (1861)
"... number of officinal preparations; among these the following are the most important. 1. Mistura Fern composita. 2. Tinct. Aloes cum Myrrh. antispasmodic ..."

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