1) A medication that lowers the incidence of or prevents seizures. 2) A medication that lowers the incidence of or prevents muscle spasms.
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1. Preventing or alleviating muscle spasms (cramps). 2. An agent that quiets spasm.

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an·ti·spas·mod·ic -spaz-'mäd-ik n an antispasmodic agent
antispasmodic adj capable of preventing or relieving spasms or convulsions

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a drug that relieves spasm of smooth muscle in the gut. Antispasmodics, which include alverine citrate and mebeverine (Colofac), are used to treat irritable bowel syndrome and diverticular disease. Compare antispastic.

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an·ti·spas·mod·ic (an″te-) (an″ti-spaz-modґik) 1. relieving spasms, usually of smooth muscles and sometimes of voluntary muscles. Cf. antispastic. 2. an agent that relieves spasms. Called also spasmolytic.

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