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)

First Known Use of baclofen

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for baclofen

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

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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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