Definitions

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  • adj. That prevents or diminishes spasms; antispasmodic.
  • adj. Of, pertaining to antispasts
  • n. A substance that prevents or diminishes spasms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Believed to cause a revulsion of fluids or of humors from one part to another.
  • adj. Counteracting spasms; antispasmodic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In medicine: Causing a revulsion of fluids or humors.
  • Counteracting spasm; antispasmodic.
  • Containing or consisting of antispasts: as, an antispastic verse.
  • n. In medicine: A medicine supposed to act by causing a revulsion of the humors.
  • n. A remedy that counteracts spasm; an antispasmodic.

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Examples

  • According to, www. drugs.com/baclofen. html, Baclofen is a muscle relaxer and an antispastic agent.

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  • No evidence supports the use of antispastic agents

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  • 2C receptors with SB206553 or cyproheptadine, in both rats and humans, largely eliminates these calcium currents and muscle spasms, providing a new rationale for antispastic drug therapy. receptor activity, but not residual 5-HT, causes spasms.

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