A drug may be classified by the chemical type of the active ingredient or by the way it is used to treat a particular condition. Each drug can be classified into one or more drug classes.
Skeletal muscle relaxants are centrally acting agents that work by reducing the tone of skeletal muscle causing muscle to relax. There are many classes of drugs that are classed as skeletal muscle relaxants and how they work may differ. These drugs are used to relieve skeletal muscle spasms due to spastic conditions and can be used to relieve musculoskeletal pain and spasms.
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