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de·pres·sant

 (dĭ-prĕs′ənt)
adj.
Tending to lower the rate of vital physiological activities.
n.
An agent, especially a drug, that decreases the rate of vital physiological activities.

depressant

(dɪˈprɛsənt)
adj
1. (Pharmacology) med able to diminish or reduce nervous or functional activity
2. (Psychology) causing gloom or dejection; depressing
n
(Pharmacology) a depressant drug

de•pres•sant

(dɪˈprɛs ənt)

adj.
1. tending to slow the activity of one or more bodily systems.
n.
2. a drug or other agent that reduces irritability or excitement; sedative.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.depressant - a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
chloral hydrate - a colorless crystalline drug used as a sedative; irritates the stomach and can be addictive
drug of abuse, street drug - a drug that is taken for nonmedicinal reasons (usually for mind-altering effects); drug abuse can lead to physical and mental damage and (with some substances) dependence and addiction
Doriden, glutethimide - sedative (trade name Doriden) used to treat some sleep disorders
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
sedative-hypnotic, sedative-hypnotic drug - a sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep
Adj.1.depressant - capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
stimulative - capable of arousing or accelerating physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
Translations

depressant

[dɪˈpresnt]
A. ADJ (Med) → depresivo
B. N (Med) → depresivo m

depressant

[dɪˈprɛsənt] n (MEDICINE)dépresseur m

depressant

nBeruhigungsmittel nt, → Sedativ(um) nt (spec)
adjberuhigend, dämpfend, sedativ (spec)

depressant

[dɪˈprɛsnt] n (Med) → sedativo

de·pres·sant

n. depresor; tranquilizante;
___ drugmedicamento tranquilizante.

depressant

adj depresor
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The agency's safety alert encouraged health professionals to develop a treatment plan for patients who are taking MAT drugs in combination with CNS depressants. The recommendations included educating patients about the risks of combined use of these drugs, "including overdose and death"; considering other treatment options for patients taking benzodiazepines for anxiety or insomnia; monitoring patients for illicit drug use, "including urine or blood screening"; communicating with other prescribers so that they know about patients' buprenorphine or methadone treatment; and trying to taper the use of the benzodiazepine or CNS depressant to eventual discontinuation if possible.
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Patients should be reminded to provide their health care providers a list of current medications if they are to be prescribed a CNS depressant (Skidmore-Roth, 2015).
Result of present experimental study for evaluating central nervous system related activity of some of the macrolides antibiotics namely erythromycin, clarithromycin, azithromycin and roxithromycin using a battery of tests showed that only roxithromycin significantly shown to have CNS depressant activity.
The results (Onset Time and Duration of CNS depressant effects) are expressed as the Mean [+ or -] SE.
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