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 (ăt′ə-răk′tĭk) also at·a·rax·ic (-răk′sĭk)
Of or relating to a drug or other agent that has a tranquilizing effect.

[From Greek ataraktos, undisturbed : a-, not; see a-1 + taraktos, disturbed (from tarassein, tarak-, to disturb).]


(ˌætəˈræktɪk) or


(Medicine) able to calm or tranquillize
(Pharmacology) obsolete an ataractic drug
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ataractic - a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarityataractic - a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity
antianxiety drug, anxiolytic, anxiolytic drug, minor tranquilizer, minor tranquilliser, minor tranquillizer - a tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritability
psychotropic agent - a chemical substance that can influence human consciousness
sedative-hypnotic, sedative-hypnotic drug - a sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep
Adj.1.ataractic - tending to soothe or tranquilizeataractic - tending to soothe or tranquilize; "valium has a tranquilizing effect"; "took a hot drink with sedative properties before going to bed"
depressant - capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
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After years of steadily decreasing reimbursement, refusal to authorize payment for most specialty services at all, and frequently late payment for preauthorized services, insurers for medical care have exceeded the tolerance of even the most ataractic physicians.
Under the ataractic hood Beyond the reach of abreactive drug Untouched by regulators of the mood Lies the solution pending resolution.