What does Antispasmodic mean?

Antispasmodic meaning in General Dictionary

great against spasms

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  • a drug familiar with relieve or avoid spasms (especially associated with smooth muscles)
  • Good against spasms.
  • A medicine which stops or allays spasms or convulsions.

Antispasmodic meaning in Medical Dictionary

a medication that relieves, prevents, or lowers the occurrence of muscle tissue spasms, especially those of smooth muscle including inside bowel wall surface.

Antispasmodic meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

Any medicine that is proven to avoid spasms of any muscle tissue in the body.

Antispasmodic meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Good against spasms.

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  • (n.) A medicine which prevents or allays spasms or convulsions.

Sentence Examples with the word Antispasmodic

The uses of chloroform which fall to be mentioned here are: - as a counter-irritant; as a local anaesthetic for toothache due to caries, it being applied on a cotton wool plug which is inserted into the carious cavity; as an antispasmodic in tetanus and hydrophobia; and as the best and most immediate and effective antidote in cases of strychnine poisoning.

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