relaxant

adjective
re·​lax·​ant | \ri-ˈlak-sənt \

Definition of relaxant 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or producing relaxation an anesthetic and relaxant agent

relaxant

noun

Definition of relaxant (Entry 2 of 2)

: a substance (such as a drug) that relaxes specifically : one that relieves muscular tension

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These drugs include propofol, midazolam, and hydromorphone — all of which are used to sedate — as well as the drugs pancuronium bromide, which is a muscle relaxant, and potassium chloride, which stops the heart. Abdullah Shihipar, Teen Vogue, "Lethal Injection Drugs and the Death Penalty, Explained," 30 Oct. 2018 Cisatracurium is a paralytic used in surgeries as a skeletal muscle relaxant. Jacob Gershman, WSJ, "Nebraska Set to Use Drug Cocktail That Includes Fentanyl in Execution Tuesday," 13 Aug. 2018 Diazepam is a sleep aid, muscle relaxant and a medicine that helps fight anxiety and seizures. Grant Schulte, The Seattle Times, "Nebraska to try risky 4-drug series in 1st lethal injection," 6 Aug. 2018 Jones is indicted in Kerr County on a charge of murdering Chelsea and causing injuries to six other children by injecting them with muscle relaxant. San Antonio Express-News, "Timeline: Genene Jones' path from murder to parole," 18 Apr. 2018 The boy was given what Thai and American participants described variously as a muscle relaxant or anti-anxiety medication. Shibani Mahtani, Washington Post, "‘Time is running out’: Inside the treacherous rescue of boys trapped in a Thai cave," 13 July 2018 The group has established workarounds, such as giving tablet forms of the opioids to patients who can swallow, using local anesthetics like nerve blocks and substituting opiates with acetaminophen, ketamine and muscle relaxants. Pauline Bartolone, CNN, "Opioid shortages leave US hospitals scrambling," 19 Mar. 2018 He's found muscle relaxants and a blood pressure medicine Clonidine work for some people. Grace Schneider, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville company wins FDA approval to produce opioid withdrawal drug," 30 May 2018 The group has established workarounds, such as giving tablet forms of the opioids to patients who can swallow, using local anesthetics like nerve blocks and substituting opiates with acetaminophen, ketamine and muscle relaxants. Pauline Bartolone, CNN, "Opioid shortages leave US hospitals scrambling," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of relaxant

Adjective

1651, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1662, in the meaning defined above

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relaxant

noun

English Language Learners Definition of relaxant

: a substance (such as a drug) that relaxes you, your muscles, etc.

relaxant

adjective
re·​lax·​ant | \ri-ˈlak-sənt \

Medical Definition of relaxant 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or producing relaxation an anesthetic and relaxant agent

relaxant

noun

Medical Definition of relaxant (Entry 2 of 2)

: a substance (as a drug) that relaxes specifically : one that relieves muscular tension

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