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|Noun||1.||sedative-hypnotic drug - a sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep|
barbiturate - organic compound having powerful soporific effect; overdose can be fatal
thalidomide - a sedative and hypnotic drug; withdrawn from sale after discovered to cause severe birth defects because it inhibits angiogenesis