The arrest of a spasm or convulsion. [spasmo- + G. lysis, dissolution]

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spas·mol·y·sis spaz-'mäl-ə-səs n, pl -y·ses -.sēz the relaxation of spasm

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spas·mol·y·sis (spaz-molґĭ-sis) the elimination or checking of spasm.

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