Definition of Muscle relaxant

1. 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.

Definition of Muscle relaxant

1. Noun. Any drug which affects skeletal muscle function and decreases the muscle tone. ¹

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Medical Definition of Muscle relaxant

1. An agent that specifically AIDS in reducing muscle tension, as those acting at the polysynaptic neurons of motor nerves (for example meprobamate) or at the myoneural junction (curare and related compounds). Origin: L. Relaxare = to loosen This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Muscle Relaxant

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Literary usage of Muscle relaxant

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1. Operative Gynecologic Laparoscopy: Principles and Techniques by Camran Nezhat (2000)
"The choice of muscle relaxant is unimportant, although mivacurium has the advantage of a rapid offset of action, permitting deep relaxation during the ..."

2. Essentials for Animal Research: A Primer for Research Personnel by B. Taylor Bennett (1996)
"Xylazine is a potent hypnotic, muscle relaxant, and analgesic. ... Diazepam is a potent tranquilizer which also has muscle relaxant and anti- convulsant ..."

3. Code of Federal Regulations by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"Do not administer in conjunction with or within 1 week of administration of muscle relaxant drugs, ..."

4. Marijuana Use in America: Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary U. S (1996)
"Patients have found it useful as an anti- convulsant, as a muscle relaxant in spastic disorders, and as an appetite stimulant in the wasting syndrome of ..."

5. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"Observations previously recorded suggest a correlation of rate of benzyl hydrolysis and smooth muscle relaxant property in the cases of simple benzyl esters ..."

6. Medical Marijuana Referenda Movement in America: Hearing Before the edited by Bill McCollum (2001)
"It was recommended as an appetite stimulant, muscle relaxant, analgesic, sedative, anticonvulsant, and treatment for opium addiction. As late as 1913, ..."

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