sedative drug

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Noun1.sedative drug - 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
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I believe the unnecessarily hurried timetable of planned executions in Arkansas this month, using a questionable sedative drug, denies these prisoners both their right to due process and the right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment.
Traditionally, Midazolam has been the most commonly administered sedative drug for ICU patients worldwide.
In the recordings, Cosby admitted to giving women quaaludes, a sedative drug that induces sleep, before having sex with them.
A RESIDENT at a care home for severely disabled people was restrained with a sedative drug 13 times in just a few months, it has been revealed.
I am inclined to think that his kidnapers gave him some sort of sedative drug as is often used in interrogations in countries that are known for their human rights abuses.
The data presented are unique and advance our understanding of sedative drug use during ECMO, which is at present very limited.
IN the extraordinary futuristic vision of Aldous Huxley's novel, Brave New World, the ignorant masses are kept peaceful by the mixture of a new religion - the worship of Henry Ford ("Our Ford") - with a pleasure-inducing sedative drug called soma.
22 July 2011 - Finnish pharma company Orion Oyj (HEL: ORNBV) said today its sedative drug candidate dexdor had been recommended for marketing approval in Europe by an advisory committee at the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
More than a year earlier in August 2006, he had injected a powerful sedative drug, into himself which was intended for a patient.
A coroner has urged the Director of Prisons to ban the use of an anti-depressant and sedative drug following the death of a prisoner.
Combining an opioid with a sedative drug like xylazine will increase the risk of bloat, regurgitation, and aspiration of rumen contents.
If the internal chemical environment and the external environment no longer correlate, that is, for example, the brain is bathed in a sedative drug such as alcohol, it fails to identify the danger of the approaching train and the entire organism reacts in denial of the impending danger and disruption.