relaxant

Definitions of relaxant
  1. noun
    a drug that relaxes and relieves tension
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    muscle relaxant
    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
    benzodiazepine
    any of several similar lipophilic amines used as tranquilizers or sedatives or hypnotics or muscle relaxants; chronic use can lead to dependency
    Flexeril, cyclobenzaprine
    muscle relaxant (trade name Flexeril) used for muscle spasms or acute injury
    Robaxin, methocarbamol
    muscle relaxant for skeletal muscles (trade name Robaxin) used to treat spasms
    Norflex, orphenadrine
    a skeletal muscle relaxant (trade name Norflex) used to treat severe muscle strain and Parkinsonism
    Kavrin, papaverine
    an alkaloid medicine (trade name Kavrin) obtained from opium; used to relax smooth muscles; it is nonaddictive
    Kemadrin, procyclidine
    drug (trade name Kemadrin) used to reduce tremors in Parkinsonism
    succinylcholine
    a muscle relaxant for striated muscle that is used as an adjunct to anesthesia during certain surgical procedures
    Flaxedil, gallamine
    neuromuscular blocking agent (trade name Flaxedil) used as a muscle relaxant in the administration of anesthesia
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    drug
    a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
  2. adjective
    tending to relax or relieve muscular or nervous tension
    “a relaxant drug”
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    depressant
    capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
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