antispasmodic agent

Definitions of antispasmodic agent
  1. noun
    a drug used to relieve or prevent spasms (especially of the smooth muscles)
    synonyms: antispasmodic, spasmolytic
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    a poisonous crystalline alkaloid extracted from the nightshade family; used as an antispasmodic and to dilate the eye pupil; also administered in large amounts as an antidote for organophosphate nerve agents or organophosphate insecticides
    an alkaloidal extract or tincture of the poisonous belladonna plant that is used medicinally
    type of:
    medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine
    (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
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