Definition of antispasmodic in English:

antispasmodic

adjective

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

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

noun

  • An antispasmodic drug.

    • ‘Butterbur's use as an antispasmodic for gastrointestinal conditions dates back to the Middle Ages.’
    • ‘Plants with anti-inflammatory action may also act as antispasmodics.’
    • ‘First it is one of the most powerful of all the herbal antispasmodics especially useful for relieving nervous tension throughout the mind and body.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Herbal antispasmodics such as Jamaican dogwood, cramp bark and catnip can be used for relaxing muscle tension and spasms.’
    • ‘It may be easiest to categorize tree and shrub medicines according to their medicinal therapeutic qualities: astringent, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and antitussive.’
    • ‘It is effective as an antispasmodic for muscle cramps, stiffness, aches, overuse, sprains, bruises, sciatica, rheumatism, gout, neuralgia and poor circulation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This botanical supplement is helpful for anxiety, and it can be used as a sedative, hypnotic and antispasmodic.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As an anti-arthritis and antispasmodic, it has wind dispelling properties.’
    • ‘The menthol oil in mint contains cooling and warming effects and has long been valued as a digestive aid, antispasmodic, and decongestant.’
    • ‘With its antispasmodic, antibacterial and antiviral qualities, licorice is an excellent herbal remedy for both wet and dry coughs.’
    • ‘Despite the above medication, if abdominal pain persists, antispasmodics and relevant painkillers will help.’
    • ‘Wild yam is known as an anti-inflammatory, a pain reliever and an antispasmodic, which relieves muscle spasms.’
    • ‘The drug was manufactured in the United Kingdom and licensed as an antispasmodic; it was quite inexpensive.’
    • ‘This remarkable Mediterranean herb is antiseptic, antispasmodic, and antibiotic.’

Pronunciation:

antispasmodic

/ˌantɪspazˈmɒdɪk/