antispasmodic agent

noun
a drug used to relieve or prevent spasms (especially of the smooth muscles)
Syn: ↑antispasmodic, ↑spasmolytic
Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑medication, ↑medicament, ↑medicinal drug
Hyponyms: ↑atropine

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