What are Skeletal Muscle Relaxants?

Muscle Relaxant
Muscle relaxers, or muscle relaxants, are medications used to treat muscle spasms or muscle spasticity. [caption id="attachment_13" align="aligncenter" width="713"] skeletal Muscle Relaxants-classification[/caption] Skeletal muscle relaxants are drugs that are used to relax and reduce tension in muscles. They are more simply referred to as muscle relaxants. Some work in the brain or spinal cord to block or dampen down excessively stimulated nerve pathways. These are called centrally acting muscle relaxants and examples include baclofen, methocarbamol, and tizanidine. [caption id="attachment_12" align="aligncenter" width="960"] skeletal Muscle Relaxants[/caption] Others act directly on muscle fibers and are classified as peripherally acting muscle relaxants. Examples include dantrolene and the different types of botulinum toxin. Although dantrolene acts directly on the muscle itself, it also appears to indirectly act on the central nervous system and can cause drowsiness. Cannabis extract also has…
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