muscle relaxant


: a drug that relaxes muscles

Examples of muscle relaxant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The evening before Elijah was last seen, Vang had three 12-ounce beers and a muscle relaxant as a sleep aid, Vang told police, according to the complaint. Paradise Afshar, CNN, 27 Feb. 2024 Three drugs were also found in Selena’s system that may have contributed to her death: THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana; trazodone, an antidepressant; and cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant. Jeremy Childs, Los Angeles Times, 12 Jan. 2024 Vaccine rates had plummeted after two children died in 2018 from a measles vaccine that a nurse had incorrectly mixed with a muscle relaxant. Michelle R. Smith, Fortune, 18 Oct. 2023 This terpene acts as a natural muscle relaxant and may help alleviate stress and promote sleep. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 28 Aug. 2023 Then there’s atropine—a muscle relaxant derived from the toxic nightshade and mandrake plants. Amit Katwala, WIRED, 22 Aug. 2023 The case was revived after an analysis of Franco's tissue samples found morphine and a powerful muscle relaxant used in anesthesia in her system. CBS News, 25 Apr. 2023 Bananas are a good source of magnesium, which is a natural muscle relaxant. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 12 Oct. 2022 Once unconsciousness was confirmed, the rest of the chemicals began to flow through the IV lines: a muscle relaxant called rocuronium bromide, and potassium chloride, to induce cardiac arrest. New York Times, 5 Dec. 2021

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“Muscle relaxant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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