dicyclomine hydrochloride

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A drug used to relieve smooth muscle spasm of the gastrointestinal tract. It has a specific anticholinergic effect on muscarinic acetylcholine receptors and a direct (musculotropic) effect on smooth muscle by antagonizing bradykinin- and histamine-induced spasms. TNs Bentyl, Carbellon, Kolanticon, Merbentyl.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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