Definition of antispasmodic in English:

antispasmodic

adjective

  • (chiefly of a drug) used to relieve spasm of involuntary muscle.

    • ‘The antispasmodic muscle relaxants are especially effective for individuals with multiple spasms, especially back spasms.’
    • ‘Alternatively, antispasmodic drugs and motility stimulants may be prescribed.’
    • ‘These oils are also antispasmodic, meaning that they relax intestinal muscle spasms, another cause of indigestion.’
    • ‘The causes include antispasmodic drugs, continence surgery, obstruction, psychosis, and neurological or inflammatory conditions.’
    • ‘Native Americans have long used cramp bark, an aptly named antispasmodic herb, to relieve menstrual cramps.’

noun

  • An antispasmodic drug.

    • ‘Plants with anti-inflammatory action may also act as antispasmodics.’
    • ‘Butterbur's use as an antispasmodic for gastrointestinal conditions dates back to the Middle Ages.’
    • ‘It is effective as an antispasmodic for muscle cramps, stiffness, aches, overuse, sprains, bruises, sciatica, rheumatism, gout, neuralgia and poor circulation.’
    • ‘As an anti-arthritis and antispasmodic, it has wind dispelling properties.’
    • ‘First it is one of the most powerful of all the herbal antispasmodics especially useful for relieving nervous tension throughout the mind and body.’
    • ‘Despite the above medication, if abdominal pain persists, antispasmodics and relevant painkillers will help.’
    • ‘In patients with symptoms that are difficult to control a trial of an antispasmodic or antidepressant may be useful, but specialist referral to confirm the diagnosis and exclude rare causes of dyspepsia should first be considered.’
    • ‘The drug was manufactured in the United Kingdom and licensed as an antispasmodic; it was quite inexpensive.’
    • ‘It may be easiest to categorize tree and shrub medicines according to their medicinal therapeutic qualities: astringent, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and antitussive.’
    • ‘Besides its blood tonic properties, peony root is also an antispasmodic that promotes blood circulation by relieving blockage and tension of the organs and various internal and superficial areas of the body.’
    • ‘This remarkable Mediterranean herb is antiseptic, antispasmodic, and antibiotic.’
    • ‘With its antispasmodic, antibacterial and antiviral qualities, licorice is an excellent herbal remedy for both wet and dry coughs.’
    • ‘An antispasmodic and a proton pump inhibitor didn't help either.’
    • ‘Rub a bit of peppermint oil directly onto your forehead; it acts as an antispasmodic.’
    • ‘Wild yam is known as an anti-inflammatory, a pain reliever and an antispasmodic, which relieves muscle spasms.’
    • ‘The menthol oil in mint contains cooling and warming effects and has long been valued as a digestive aid, antispasmodic, and decongestant.’
    • ‘Herbal antispasmodics such as Jamaican dogwood, cramp bark and catnip can be used for relaxing muscle tension and spasms.’
    • ‘When the physiology of asthma was better understood, antispasmodics were given on a continuous basis to attempt to lower airway tone.’
    • ‘Chamomile is also a good antispasmodic and pain-relieving herb.’
    • ‘This botanical supplement is helpful for anxiety, and it can be used as a sedative, hypnotic and antispasmodic.’

Pronunciation

antispasmodic

/ˌantɪspazˈmɒdɪk/