from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something, such as a drug or therapeutic treatment, that relaxes or relieves muscular or nervous tension.
- adj. Tending to relax or to relieve tension.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Something which promotes relaxation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A medicine that relaxes; a laxative.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relaxing; relieving tension.
- n. A medicine that relaxes or opens.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a drug that relaxes and relieves tension
- adj. tending to relax or relieve muscular or nervous tension
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It's both a stimulant and a relaxant, which is sometimes a good combination. "
She could also benefit from relaxation, so we looked at magnesium, a key stress-reducer and relaxant.
He also gave me prescriptions for industrial-strength naproxen, indomethacin, and another muscle relaxant, tizanidine, to try as new rescue meds.
He also prescribed two abortive medications to take when the headache was bad: metaxalone, a muscle relaxant, and Midrin, a combination of several medicines.
The Medical Examiner's office found Leiby ingested cyclobenizaprine (muscle relaxant), quetiapine (antipsychotic), hydrocodone (pain medication), and acetaminophen (Tylenol).
Calcium: is a natural relaxant which has a calming effect on the nervous system. 500 mg daily can be helpful soda can actually strip away calcium.
First, a barbiturate is used to put prisoners to sleep; then, the muscle relaxant is given to stop them moving or screaming; finally, a third chemical, potassium, is injected to stop their heart.
Pancuronium is an extremely effective muscle relaxant used widely by anaesthetists to prevent patients moving, for instance in the event of abdominal surgery.
The drug cocktail includes a muscle relaxant and paralysis-agents, and there is evidence that in at least some cases, the executionee remains conscious and in searing pain but is unable to show it.
Cook's lawyers have argued that the state broke federal law when it imported drugs used in its injection process, such as sedative sodium thiopental and the muscle relaxant pancuronium bromide, because they were listed in forms as being intended for "animals food processing," rather than humans.