antianxiety agent

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Related to antianxiety agent: anxiolytic drugs, anxiolytic medication
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Noun1.antianxiety agent - a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarityantianxiety agent - 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
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Comment: Kava has been found to be an effective antianxiety agent. However, because of reports of hepatotoxicity, the risk/benefit ratio has appeared to be too high for use in clinical practice.
On one such occasion, her gave her a tablet of Klonopin, an antianxiety agent and Schedule IV, prescription-only, controlled substance.
WAYNE, N.J.--Lederle Laboratories has begun marketing a generic version of Xanax, Upjohn Co.'s antianxiety agent.