- A muscle relaxant used in the symptomatic treatment of spinal cord injuries and multiple sclerosis; an agonist at GABAb receptors.
* * *bac·lo·fen 'bak-lō-.fen n a gamma-aminobutyric acid analog C10H12ClNO2 used as a relaxant of skeletal muscle esp. in treating spasticity (as in multiple sclerosis)
* * *n.a skeletal muscle relaxant drug administered orally to relieve spasm resulting from injury or disease of the brain or spinal cord, including cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. Side-effects include dizziness, drowsiness, and nausea. Trade names: Baclospas, Lioresal.
* * *bac·lo·fen (bakґlo-fen″) [USP] an analogue of γ-aminobutyric acid administered orally or intrathecally as a muscle relaxant and antispastic in the treatment of spasticity of spinal origin, including multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury. It is also used intrathecally to treat spasticity of cerebral origin, including as trauma to the brain or cerebral palsy.
Medical dictionary. 2011.