depressant(redirected from respiratory depressant)
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Tending to lower the rate of vital physiological activities.
An agent, especially a drug, that decreases the rate of vital physiological activities.
1. (Pharmacology) med able to diminish or reduce nervous or functional activity
2. (Psychology) causing gloom or dejection; depressing
(Pharmacology) a depressant drug
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.
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|Noun||1.||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
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
|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
depressant[dɪˈprɛsənt] n (MEDICINE) → dépresseur m
depressant[dɪˈprɛsnt] n (Med) → sedativo
n. depresor; tranquilizante;
___ drug → medicamento tranquilizante.