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Muscle Relaxants, Central MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Muscle Relaxants, Central
Tree Number(s)
D27.505.696.510
D27.505.696.663.700.600
D27.505.954.427.525
Unique ID
D009125
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009125
Annotation
refers to skeletal muscle relaxants only: smooth muscle relaxants = PARASYMPATHOLYTICS
Scope Note
A heterogeneous group of drugs used to produce muscle relaxation, excepting the neuromuscular blocking agents. They have their primary clinical and therapeutic uses in the treatment of muscle spasm and immobility associated with strains, sprains, and injuries of the back and, to a lesser degree, injuries to the neck. They have been used also for the treatment of a variety of clinical conditions that have in common only the presence of skeletal muscle hyperactivity, for example, the muscle spasms that can occur in MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS. (From Smith and Reynard, Textbook of Pharmacology, 1991, p358)
Entry Term(s)
Centrally Acting Muscle Relaxants
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
QV 140
Previous Indexing
Muscles (1966-1969)
See Also
Parasympatholytics
Public MeSH Note
70; MUSCLE RELAXANTS was see under CURARE-LIKE AGENTS & MUSCLE RELAXANTS, CENTRAL & NEUROMUSCULAR DEPOLARIZING AGENTS 1970-74, was heading 1963-69
Online Note
search MUSCLE RELAXANTS under CURARE-LIKE AGENTS & MUSCLE RELAXANTS, CENTRAL & NEUROMUSCULAR DEPOLARIZING AGENTS 1970-74 & MUSCLES 1966-69
History Note
70; MUSCLE RELAXANTS was see under CURARE-LIKE AGENTS & MUSCLE RELAXANTS, CENTRAL & NEUROMUSCULAR DEPOLARIZING AGENTS 1970-74, was heading 1963-69
Date Established
1970/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2007/07/09
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