tranquilizer


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tran·quil·iz·er

also tran·quil·liz·er  (trăng′kwə-līz′ər, trăn′-)
n.
1. One that serves to tranquilize, as soothing music.
2. Any of various drugs used to reduce tension or anxiety; an antianxiety agent.
3. Any of various drugs used to treat psychotic states; an antipsychotic drug. Not in scientific use.

tran•quil•iz•er

or tran•quil•liz•er

(ˈtræŋ kwəˌlaɪ zər)

n.
1. a person or thing that tranquilizes.
2. any of various drugs, as the benzodiazepines, that have a mildly sedative, calming, or muscle-relaxing effect.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tranquilizer - a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental claritytranquilizer - 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
Translations
sedativum
beroligende middel
rauhoittava lääke
sredstvo za uspavljivanje
nyugtatónyugtatószer
精神安定剤
신경 안정제
lugnande medel
ยากล่อมประสาท
thuốc an thần

tranquilizer

مُهَدِّئ sedativum beroligende middel Beruhigungsmittel ηρεμιστικό sedante, tranquilizante rauhoittava lääke calmant sredstvo za uspavljivanje tranquillante 精神安定剤 신경 안정제 tranquillizer beroligende middel środek uspokajający tranquilizante транквилизатор lugnande medel ยากล่อมประสาท sakinleştirici thuốc an thần 镇定剂

tran·quil·iz·er

n. tranquilizante, calmante.

tranquilizer

n (esp. vet) sedante m, tranquilizante m (esp. vet)
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Canada) draws on a variety of sources, from manufacturers' files and FDA documents, to physicians and patients and more to provide a history of the country's tranquilizer culture and how it evolved.
Newcastle Magistrates heard how Levy mistakenly bought the tranquilizer pills thinking they were Viagra, which have a similar appearance to the small blue tablets.
After the major success of: Miltown, the new class of tranquilizers, benzodiazepines (marketed as Librium and Valium), also helped to expand the tranquilizer market.
Basing her account on extensive interviews and other primary sources, the author examines the question of whether increased tranquilizer use is due to higher levels of day-to-day anxiety, or whether that growth is the result of the redefinition of everyday problems as medical or psychological conditions suitable for pharmaceutical intervention.
The book then follows the development of subsequent medications such as Valium and Librium, exploring issues such as gender differences in medication use, the marketing of these medications, shifting public attitudes toward tranquilizer use during the 1960s and '70s, and the public and political backlash against tranquilizers as their dangerous addictive potential became more widely recognized.
From the beginning, Tone notes, the tranquilizer market was driven by the demands of Americans who used "little peace pills" to relieve life-impairing anxiety.
Far from an irrational solution to contemporary problems, Miltown and the "me too" tranquilizers that followed it (based upon the same chemical formulation tweaked slightly to avoid patent infringements) could be a reasonable alternative: "the question in many Americans' minds in the 1950s may have been, Why not take a tranquilizer?
Any health library needs this survey of American tranquilizer usage and its physical and social impact.
During our three to three-and-half hours operation, we fired five rounds of tranquilizer darts.
One would think a tranquilizer gun would at least offer a humane way of gathering up the elk, animals that were forced through a strong fence by the Department of Interior, U.
Some members of Mike's family are unhappy that he spent the last eight months of his life on a tranquilizer that helped control behavioral problems associated with his condition, also known as punch-drunk syndrome.
But we cannot have that become a political tranquilizer.