Definition of antispasmodic in English:

antispasmodic

adjective

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

    • ‘Native Americans have long used cramp bark, an aptly named antispasmodic herb, to relieve menstrual cramps.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These oils are also antispasmodic, meaning that they relax intestinal muscle spasms, another cause of indigestion.’

noun

  • An antispasmodic drug.

    • ‘Plants with anti-inflammatory action may also act as antispasmodics.’
    • ‘This remarkable Mediterranean herb is antiseptic, antispasmodic, and antibiotic.’
    • ‘Herbal antispasmodics such as Jamaican dogwood, cramp bark and catnip can be used for relaxing muscle tension and spasms.’
    • ‘First it is one of the most powerful of all the herbal antispasmodics especially useful for relieving nervous tension throughout the mind and body.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When the physiology of asthma was better understood, antispasmodics were given on a continuous basis to attempt to lower airway tone.’
    • ‘Butterbur's use as an antispasmodic for gastrointestinal conditions dates back to the Middle Ages.’
    • ‘Rub a bit of peppermint oil directly onto your forehead; it acts as an antispasmodic.’
    • ‘The drug was manufactured in the United Kingdom and licensed as an antispasmodic; it was quite inexpensive.’
    • ‘As an anti-arthritis and antispasmodic, it has wind dispelling properties.’
    • ‘It may be easiest to categorize tree and shrub medicines according to their medicinal therapeutic qualities: astringent, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and antitussive.’
    • ‘The menthol oil in mint contains cooling and warming effects and has long been valued as a digestive aid, antispasmodic, and decongestant.’
    • ‘This botanical supplement is helpful for anxiety, and it can be used as a sedative, hypnotic and antispasmodic.’
    • ‘Chamomile is also a good antispasmodic and pain-relieving herb.’
    • ‘With its antispasmodic, antibacterial and antiviral qualities, licorice is an excellent herbal remedy for both wet and dry coughs.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is effective as an antispasmodic for muscle cramps, stiffness, aches, overuse, sprains, bruises, sciatica, rheumatism, gout, neuralgia and poor circulation.’
    • ‘An antispasmodic and a proton pump inhibitor didn't help either.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

antispasmodic

/ˌantɪspazˈmɒdɪk/