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A 29-year-old woman comes to the physician because ...

Baclofen

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Ptx appears to have Muscle spasticity as a result of MS. Spasticity is treated with a muscle relaxant like Baclofen which is a GABA agonist. Bethanacol is a Cholinomimentic which can be used to treat Urinary dysfunction in Multiple sclerosis. but the Question asks what would help treat the spasticity.

sbryant6  To remember Baclofen is a GABA agonist and muscle relaxant, I always think of the "Greek Baklava". Greek for GABA, Baklava for Baclofen. +1  
sahusema  Also, acts on GABA receptors specifically in the spinal cord +  

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submitted by tinydoc(39),

Ptx appears to have Muscle spasticity as a result of MS. Spasticity is treated with a muscle relaxant like Baclofen which is a GABA agonist. Bethanacol is a Cholinomimentic which can be used to treat Urinary dysfunction in Multiple sclerosis. but the Question asks what would help treat the spasticity.


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submitted by sbryant6(17),

To remember Baclofen is a GABA agaonist and muscle relaxant, I always think of "Greek Baklava". Greek for GABA, and Baklava for Baclofen.