sedatives


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sedatives

These are used to calm patients and make them drowsy. Many are hypnotics used in smaller doses; some are potentially addictive.
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"Look in at him from time to time through the night, and give him another dose of the sedative mixture if he wakes.
I am a little nervous, and I find my hookah an invaluable sedative." He applied a taper to the great bowl, and the smoke bubbled merrily through the rose-water.
I put some harmless sedative in your tea that you might sleep soundly, and not awaken until we were well on our way.
Her paroxysms of exhilaration, followed by a gnawing sense of failure and uselessness, were known to her mother only as "wildness" and "low spirits," to be combated by needlework as a sedative, or beef tea as a stimulant.
The immense lounge of mats lying between the parallel rows of the trunks of cocoanut trees, and extending the entire length of the house, at least two hundred feet, was covered by the reclining forms of a host of chiefs and warriors who were eating at a great rate, or soothing the cares of Polynesian life in the sedative fumes of tobacco.
Katharine had to go to the bookcase and choose a portly volume in sleek, yellow calf, which had directly a sedative effect upon both her parents.
"The action of opium is comprised, in the majority of cases, in two influences--a stimulating influence first, and a sedative influence afterwards.
The church is calm enough, I am sure; but it might be a steam-power loom in full action, for any sedative effect it has on me.
His displeasure was expressed in broken sentences, partly muttered to himself, partly addressed to the domestics who stood around; and particularly to his cupbearer, who offered him from time to time, as a sedative, a silver goblet filled with wine ``Why tarries the Lady Rowena?''
You are of an excitable temper and want a sedative. I am heavier, and should get idle with it.
He wrote a sedative prescription; and he gave (with a happy choice of language) some sound and safe advice.
But only experience can show what will have this sedative effect, and it is easy to make mistakes.