minor tranquillizer

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Noun1.minor tranquillizer - a tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritabilityminor tranquillizer - a tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritability
benzodiazepine - any of several similar lipophilic amines used as tranquilizers or sedatives or hypnotics or muscle relaxants; chronic use can lead to dependency
BuSpar, buspirone - a drug (trade name BuSpar) designed specifically for anxiety
Dalmane, flurazepam, flurazepam hydrochloride - tranquilizer (trade name Dalmane) used to treat insomnia
Atarax, hydroxyzine, hydroxyzine hydrochloride, Vistaril - a drug (trade names Atarax and Vistaril) used as a tranquilizer to treat anxiety and motion sickness
Equanil, Meprin, meprobamate, Miltown - a sedative and tranquilizer (trade name Miltown and Equanil and Meprin) used to treat muscle tension and anxiety
oxazepam, Serax - a tranquilizing drug (trade name Serax) used to treat anxiety and insomnia and alcohol withdrawal
perphenazine, Triavil - tranquilizer and antidepressant (trade name Triavil) sometimes used as an antiemetic for adults
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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The use of minor tranquilizers should be kept to a minimum (Oxazepam or Vistaril).
You go into a practice and see the doctors who are not specialized, they seem to be giving minor tranquilizers to both anxiety and mood disorders.
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Minor tranquilizers are distinguished from drugs such as Thorazine or reserpine, first called major tranquilizers and now more commonly classfied as antipsychotics or neuroleptics.