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de·pres·sant

 (dĭ-prĕs′ənt)
adj.
Tending to lower the rate of vital physiological activities.
n.
An agent, especially a drug, that decreases the rate of vital physiological activities.

depressant

(dɪˈprɛsənt)
adj
1. (Pharmacology) med able to diminish or reduce nervous or functional activity
2. (Psychology) causing gloom or dejection; depressing
n
(Pharmacology) a depressant drug

de•pres•sant

(dɪˈprɛs ənt)

adj.
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.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
Doriden, glutethimide - sedative (trade name Doriden) used to treat some sleep disorders
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
sedative-hypnotic, sedative-hypnotic drug - a sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep
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
Translations

depressant

[dɪˈpresnt]
A. ADJ (Med) → depresivo
B. N (Med) → depresivo m

depressant

[dɪˈprɛsənt] n (MEDICINE)dépresseur m

depressant

nBeruhigungsmittel nt, → Sedativ(um) nt (spec)
adjberuhigend, dämpfend, sedativ (spec)

depressant

[dɪˈprɛsnt] n (Med) → sedativo

de·pres·sant

n. depresor; tranquilizante;
___ drugmedicamento tranquilizante.

depressant

adj depresor
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This study shows that thiopentone has more respiratory depressant effect (20.00 + 0.45) as compared to propofol anesthesia (22.17 + 0.60).
Naloxone is an opioid antagonist that is used to temporarily reverse the respiratory depressant effects of an opioid overdose.
Because of sensitivity to respiratory depressant agents, including opiates, nitrous oxide, and neuromuscular blockers, and potential difficult airways, anesthetic management requires attention.
However, propofol alone may not maintain immobility of the child, therefore repeated doses are required which can result in respiratory depressant effect, and decrease in protective airway reflexes.3 While a single agent may not offer all of the desired goals, combinations of various drugs may achieve the desired results.4 The intravenous (IV) administration of low dose ketamine prior to propofol induction or infusion can maintain haemodynamic, respiratory stability with the same recovery time and MRI quality when propofol alone in used.5

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