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spasm of the cardiac sphincter (between the esophagus and the stomach); if the cardiac sphincter does not relax during swallowing the passage of food into the stomach is obstructed cardiospasm
tranquilizer (trade name Valium) used to relieve anxiety and relax muscles; acts by enhancing the inhibitory actions of the neurotransmitter GABA; can also be used as an anticonvulsant drug in cases of nerve agent poisoning diazepam , Valium
room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax front room , living-room , living room , parlor , parlour , sitting room
disorder in which the heart muscle is so strong that it does not relax enough to fill with the heart with blood and so has reduced pumping ability hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
alkaloid medicine (trade name Kavrin) obtained from opium; used to relax smooth muscles; it is nonaddictive Kavrin , papaverine
(large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax mess , mess hall
inability to rest or relax or be still queasiness , restlessness , uneasiness
use of heat to treat a disease or disorder; heating pads or hot compresses or hot-water bottles are used to promote circulation in peripheral vascular disease or to relax tense muscles thermotherapy
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