antispasmodic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n antispasmodic a drug used to relieve or prevent spasms (especially of the smooth muscles)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Antispasmodic (Med) Good against spasms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • antispasmodic In medicine, curative of spasm; checking or curing convulsions.
    • n antispasmodic In medicine, a remedy for spasm or convulsions, as ether, chloroform, the bromides, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Antispasmodic an-ti-spaz-mod′ik opposing spasms or convulsions
    • n Antispasmodic a remedy for spasms or convulsions
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Usage

In literature:

Ether is a diffusible stimulant, narcotic and antispasmodic.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
In medicinal doses it is anodyne, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, and diuretic.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Relaxants and antispasmodics are also beneficial in this form of colic.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
The antispasmodics are necessary in nervous constitutions.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
When treatment is demanded it is primarily soothing and antispasmodic.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Hope must depend upon antispasmodics; while every measure is taken to anticipate the irritation which is almost certain to follow.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
Blue Cohosh, official in the United States Pharmacopoeia for 1890, is used as a demulcent, antispasmodic, emmenagogue and diuretic.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
Did any of them ever give you jalappa, bark, antispasmodic, antiphlogistic, antirheumatic, and aromatic medicines?
"The Village Notary" by József Eötvös
Hoffman's anodyne is an efficient antispasmodic and is wonderfully effective in relieving the tendency to asthma.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
There is no limit to the number and variety of articles in the vegetable kingdom that will act as antispasmodics or relaxants.
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor" by George Dadd
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