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What is smooth muscle antibody?

What is smooth muscle antibody?

Autoimmune hepatitis: This is an antibody marker often present in patients with the diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis. ...Read more

Smooth Muscle (Definition)

Smooth muscle is an involuntary non-striated muscle. It is divided into two sub-groups; the single-unit (unitary) and multiunit smooth muscle. Smooth muscle is found within the walls of blood vessels. Smooth muscle is also found in lymphatic vessels, the urinary bladder, uterus, male and female reproductive tracts, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, arrector pili of ...Read more


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Does Soma (carisoprodol) relax smooth muscles as well as skeletal?

Does Soma (carisoprodol) relax smooth muscles as well as skeletal?

No : No Soma (carisoprodol) only relaxes Skeletal muscles . It is a highly addictive drug . Multiple side effects . Be careful using it . ...Read more

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Will Ativan (lorazepam) work as a muscle relaxer & for muscle spasms at low dose like 0.5mg?

Will  Ativan (lorazepam)  work as a muscle relaxer & for muscle spasms at low dose like 0.5mg?

Possibly : You are right in that is a very low dose. It's better to start at a lower dose and see if it is effective. Although Ativan (lorazepam) is not typically used for muscle spasms, it is in the same class of medications as Valium, which is longer-acting and more often prescribed for muscle spasms. ...Read more

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Is motrin a muscle relaxer?

Is motrin a muscle relaxer?

No: It may relieve the discomfort of a strained or otherwise sore muscle. ...Read more

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Can muscle relaxants destroy muscle tissue?

Can muscle relaxants destroy muscle tissue?

Do not believe so: I am not aware of any scientific study thatprove or disprove the theory that muscle relaxants destroy muscle tissue.They are many different muscle relaxants and each one has particular side effects related to they chemical properties, however I do not believe that destroing muscle tissue is one of them. ...Read more

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Is Meloxicam a muscle relaxer?

Is  Meloxicam a muscle relaxer?

Non -Steroidal: Meloxicam (Mobic) is a prescription strength non steroidal anti inflammatory medicine. Specifically inhibits the synthesis of prostaglandins (PGAs) by blocking COX-1 &2 enzyme. Technically not in the muscle relaxer family. However it may indirectly cause relief of muscle cramps/ spasms by inhibiting the PGAs responsible for muscle cramps etc. DO NOT use this product more than 10 days -2 weeks. ...Read more

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Do antiinflammatories and muscle relaxants cause muscle atrophy?

Do antiinflammatories and muscle relaxants cause muscle atrophy?

Muscles: Nsaid's (anti-inflammatory meds) block certain prostaglandins that are necessary for muscles to grow, and possibly recover, so indirectly yes, they could cause risk of atrophy. Muscle relaxants work mostly on nervous system, so primarily indirect impact - primarily if used to reduce pain, it is the lack of use that causes atrophy. Any direct impact on muscle would depend on specific drug. ...Read more

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Is norgesic a muscle relaxant?

Is norgesic a muscle relaxant?

Norgesic was: a combination of aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine. Orphenadrine is a muscle relaxant. There are no brands of Norgesic available, this drug was discontinued. ...Read more

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Could lithium act as a muscle relaxant/pain reliever ?

Yes/NO: One of the common side effects of lithium can be to relax or weaken the muscles. However, I am unaware of any pain relief effect of lithium other than perhaps helping if muscle spasm.. I do not recommend using lithium specifically for either musckle relaxation or pain relief. ...Read more

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So antipsychotics cause deep muscle stiffness or surface muscle stiffness?

So antipsychotics cause deep muscle stiffness or surface muscle stiffness?

Possible s/e: In fact, muscle stiffness, abnormal muscle movements are reason for very close medical monitoring while taking antipsychotic medication. Often meds are prescribed to prevent this side effect. Another strategy is to keep the dose as low as possible. If any unusual muscle stiffness, twitching or abnormal (dsykinetic) movements are noticed, be sure to tell prescribing doctor right away. Take care. ...Read more

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Which muscle relaxer works best for rheumatoid arthritis?

Which muscle relaxer works best for rheumatoid arthritis?

Hum: In rheumatoid arthritis you might have for other reason inflammation , but muscle contraction is really not a feature of rheumatoid arthritis , flexure contracture might occurs , that are reducciton on the lengh of the tendons with dys functionallity those have to be evaluated and specific therapy instituted. Some patients with rheumatoid arthritis suffer of fybromyalgia, and have contractures. ...Read more

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What conditions cause contraction of bronchiole smooth muscle?

What conditions cause contraction of bronchiole smooth muscle?

Asthma: Asthma is the prototypical disease whereby reversible bronchiolar smooth muscle constriction leads to tight airways and obstructive lung symptoms. Copd, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also has a component of smooth muscle constriction. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more