Definition of Relaxant

1. Noun. A drug that relaxes and relieves tension.

Generic synonyms: Drug
Specialized synonyms: Muscle Relaxant
Derivative terms: Relax



2. Adjective. Tending to relax or relieve muscular or nervous tension. "A relaxant drug"
Similar to: Depressant
Derivative terms: Relax, Relax

Definition of Relaxant

1. n. A medicine that relaxes; a laxative.

Definition of Relaxant

1. Noun. Something which promotes relaxation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Relaxant

1. a drug that relieves muscular tension [n -S]

Medical Definition of Relaxant

1. 1. Lessening or reducing tension. 2. An agent that lessens tension. Origin: L. Relaxare = to loosen This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Relaxant

relators
relatrices
relatrix
relatum
relaunch
relaunched
relaunches
relaunching
relaunder
relaundered
relaundering
relaunders
relax'd
relaxable
relaxant (current term)
relaxant reversal
relaxants
relaxase
relaxation
relaxation behavior
relaxation factor
relaxation method
relaxation response
relaxation suture
relaxation techniques
relaxation time
relaxational
relaxations
relaxative

Literary usage of Relaxant

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1. Chronic Bronchitis: Its Forms and Treatment by John Milner Fothergill (1882)
"I should prefer the term 'relaxant' to 'nauseating,' and class them as: (i) ... A pure relaxant expectorant is an expectorant only in so far that its action ..."

2. Practical therapeutics by Edward John Waring (1874)
"J dose acted speedily as a relaxant, is recorded by Dr. Milne.* He suggests its use hypodermically. 223. ..."

3. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1900)
"It acts as a stimulant, relaxant, and antispasmodic. In many of the above diseases it will effect a cure without the exhibition of any internal medicine, ..."

4. A Synopsis of lectures on medical science: Embracing the Principles of by Alva Curtis (1858)
"Extremely relaxant. Eupatorium perfoliatum.—Bitter, relaxant, nauseating ... Aromatic, nauseating and relaxant. Camphor.—Aromatic,* antispasmodic and ..."

5. Operative Gynecologic Laparoscopy: Principles and Techniques by Camran Nezhat (2000)
"The choice of muscle relaxant is unimportant, although mivacurium has the advantage of a rapid offset of action, permitting deep relaxation during the ..."

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