baclofen

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noun bac·lo·fen \ˈbak-lō-ˌfen\

Definition of baclofen

  1. :  a gamma-aminobutyric acid analog C10H12ClNO2 used as a relaxant of skeletal muscle especially in treating spasticity (as in multiple sclerosis)

Origin and Etymology of baclofen

perhaps from beta + chloro- + -fen, altered from phenyl, parts of the compound's systematic name


First Known Use: 1971


Medical Dictionary

baclofen

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noun bac·lo·fen \ˈbak-lō-ˌfen\

Medical Definition of baclofen

  1. :  a gamma-aminobutyric acid analog C10H12ClNO2 used as a relaxant of skeletal muscle especially in treating spasticity (as in multiple sclerosis)


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