antispasmodic


adjective

  1. pertaining to or of the nature of a spasm; characterized by spasms.
  2. resembling a spasm or spasms; sudden but brief; sporadic: spasmodic efforts at reform.
  3. given to or characterized by bursts of excitement.

adjective

  1. preventing or arresting spasms, esp in smooth muscle

noun

  1. an antispasmodic drug

adjective

  1. taking place in sudden brief spells
  2. of or characterized by spasms
adj.

1681, from Medieval Latin spasmodicus, from Greek spasmodes “of the nature of a spasm,” from spasmos (see spasm) + -odes “like.”

adj.

  1. Preventing or relieving convulsions or spasms.

n.

  1. An antispasmodic agent.

adj.

  1. Relating to, affected by, or having the character of a spasm; convulsive.
  2. Happening intermittently; fitful.
  3. Given to sudden outbursts of energy or of feeling; excitable.

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