baclofen

noun bac·lo·fen \ ˈbak-lō-ˌfen \

Definition of baclofen

: 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


Medical Dictionary

baclofen

noun bac·lo·fen \ ˈbak-lō-ˌfen \

medical Definition of baclofen

: 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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