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ANTISPASMODIC

 Dictionary entry overview: What does antispasmodic mean? 

ANTISPASMODIC (noun)
  The noun ANTISPASMODIC has 1 sense:

1. a drug used to relieve or prevent spasms (especially of the smooth muscles)

  Familiarity information: ANTISPASMODIC used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ANTISPASMODIC (noun)


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Meaning:

A drug used to relieve or prevent spasms (especially of the smooth muscles)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

antispasmodic; antispasmodic agent; spasmolytic

Hypernyms ("antispasmodic" is a kind of...):

medicament; medication; medicinal drug; medicine ((medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "antispasmodic"):

atropine (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)


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