anxiolytic drug

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Noun1.anxiolytic drug - a tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritabilityanxiolytic drug - 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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Alprazolam, most commonly used to treat agitated patients is an anxiolytic drug belonging to the new generation of 1,4 benzodiazepines, is also used as an antidepressant and also to tend to patients having nervousness.5 The Corah Dental Anxiety Scale is the most frequently used dental anxiety scale and is easy to use.6
One of them had a history of one-time intravenous and anxiolytic drug use.
Indeed, animals treated with EEYP showed a similar behavior as those treated with the standard anxiolytic drug diazepam, showing the effectiveness and potential of yellow propolis in anxiolytic therapy.
We have analysed the purity of a well known anxiolytic drug; diazepam, by using liquid chromatographic (LC) technique.
These data indicate that OEP is more potent than a classic anxiolytic drug by the parameters measured in the OF test, such as the amount of time spent in the central area and reduced grooming.
Based on medical research published in 2000 by scientific journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, the consumption of benzodiazepine, an addictive anxiolytic drug, had already reached the levels of major western Europe cities, where access to specialized medical structures and prescriptions is easier and insurance coverage wider.
Diazepam, a benzodiazepine anxiolytic drug used as standard drug, also significantly (P < 0.001) increased the open arm exploration.
Acute anxiolytic drug treatment with benzodiazepines or [GABA.sub.A] receptor stimulation has similar glycogenolysis-enhancing effects.
The last group (n = 10) received 2.0 mg/kg diazepam (i.p.; Hoffman-Roche, Basel, Switzerland) dissolved in 40% propylene glycol and injected in a volume of 2.0 mL/kg as a reference anxiolytic drug. All of the injections were administered 1h before the defensive burying test and open field test.
Neuropharmacology of the anxiolytic drug opipramol, a sigma site ligand.
An assessment of anxiolytic drug screening tests: hormetic dose responses predominate.
Moser and her associates have measured anxiety in patients after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and treatment can include an anxiolytic drug as well as psychosocial interventions such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, said Dr.