sedative-hypnotic drug

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Noun1.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
ethchlorvynol, Placidyl - a mild sedative-hypnotic drug (trade name Placidyl)
methaqualone, Quaalude - sedative-hypnotic drug (trade name Quaalude) that is a drug of abuse
depressant, downer, sedative, sedative drug - a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
thalidomide - a sedative and hypnotic drug; withdrawn from sale after discovered to cause severe birth defects because it inhibits angiogenesis
antianxiety agent, ataractic, ataractic agent, ataractic drug, tranquilizer, tranquilliser, tranquillizer - a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity
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This accumulation of drug response QTLs in one chromosomal region makes it tempting to speculate that the gene(s) associated with sedative-hypnotic drug withdrawal may have effects on additional behavioral responses and would therefore be an even more important target for further investigations.
A possible association between the degree of cognitive impairment and sedative-hypnotic drug dose was not studied; however, the association found should serve to alert clinicians to the potential for sedative-hypnotic drug-related adverse reactions in the cognitively impaired elderly.
05) associated with phase-advanced sleep/wake patterns, increased amounts of time spent in bed during the 24-hour period and increased usage of prescribed sedative-hypnotic drugs.
The members of the class of sedative-hypnotic drugs are remarkably similar in their pharmacological properties but vary considerably in their chemical structure.
Even among patients in the lowest opioid dose group, risk was five times higher for those taking sedative-hypnotic drugs.
Prescribing sedative-hypnotic drugs is not routinely recommended for older patients with a sleep disorder.
Four: Insomnia, agitation, or delirium should not be initially treated with benzodiazepines or other sedative-hypnotic drugs due to the increased risk of falls and fractures associated with these drugs.
The risks of the sedative-hypnotic drugs include severe allergic reactions and complex sleep-related behaviors like sleep-driving.
In Canada, 13% of women versus 9% of men consume sedative-hypnotic drugs.
3) Other antiepileptic and sedative-hypnotic drugs T42.
The classic method of pentobarbital induced sleeping in mice were often used to screening sedative-hypnotic drugs.