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tran·quil·iz·er

also tran·quil·liz·er  (trăng′kwə-līz′ər, trăn′-)
n.
1. One that serves to tranquilize, as soothing music.
2. Any of various drugs used to reduce tension or anxiety; an antianxiety agent.
3. Any of various drugs used to treat psychotic states; an antipsychotic drug. Not in scientific use.

tran•quil•iz•er

or tran•quil•liz•er

(ˈtræŋ kwəˌlaɪ zər)

n.
1. a person or thing that tranquilizes.
2. any of various drugs, as the benzodiazepines, that have a mildly sedative, calming, or muscle-relaxing effect.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tranquilizer - a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental claritytranquilizer - 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
Translations
sedativum
beroligende middel
rauhoittava lääke
sredstvo za uspavljivanje
nyugtatónyugtatószer
精神安定剤
신경 안정제
lugnande medel
ยากล่อมประสาท
thuốc an thần

tranquilizer

مُهَدِّئ sedativum beroligende middel Beruhigungsmittel ηρεμιστικό sedante, tranquilizante rauhoittava lääke calmant sredstvo za uspavljivanje tranquillante 精神安定剤 신경 안정제 tranquillizer beroligende middel środek uspokajający tranquilizante транквилизатор lugnande medel ยากล่อมประสาท sakinleştirici thuốc an thần 镇定剂

tran·quil·iz·er

n. tranquilizante, calmante.

tranquilizer

n (esp. vet) sedante m, tranquilizante m (esp. vet)
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BADIN -- Carelessness and incompetency of health department Badin and Drug Inspector, open sell of tranquilizer injections and drugs without prescription of prescribed Physician or Surgeon has caused a young boy Ayoob Leghari,17, inhabitant of ward No: 06 Badin city died of excessive utilization of tranquilizer drugs.
Assessing a rare item becomes much more challenging if it also lacks photos or documentation, as it did in a case involving an animal tranquilizer gun allegedly manufactured in the late 1950s.
Tone (social history of medicine, McGill U., Canada) draws on a variety of sources, from manufacturers' files and FDA documents, to physicians and patients and more to provide a history of the country's tranquilizer culture and how it evolved.
Newcastle Magistrates heard how Levy mistakenly bought the tranquilizer pills thinking they were Viagra, which have a similar appearance to the small blue tablets.
Tone persuasively argues that it is essential to understand the context of medication introduction and use, and she draws on social, technological, cultural, and political trends to help explain the rise of an American tranquilizer culture.
WORCESTER - An autopsy will be performed this week to determine the cause of death of the male black bear that died in the city Sunday after being shot with a tranquilizer gun, says the state Department of Fish and Game.
Basing her account on extensive interviews and other primary sources, the author examines the question of whether increased tranquilizer use is due to higher levels of day-to-day anxiety, or whether that growth is the result of the redefinition of everyday problems as medical or psychological conditions suitable for pharmaceutical intervention.
We're there when Frank Berger accidentally discovered the first modern "minor tranquilizer"--Miltown--while trying to synthesize a compound to address difficulties in penicillin, production.
Far from an irrational solution to contemporary problems, Miltown and the "me too" tranquilizers that followed it (based upon the same chemical formulation tweaked slightly to avoid patent infringements) could be a reasonable alternative: "the question in many Americans' minds in the 1950s may have been, Why not take a tranquilizer?"
"During our three to three-and-half hours operation, we fired five rounds of tranquilizer darts.
One would think a tranquilizer gun would at least offer a humane way of gathering up the elk, animals that were forced through a strong fence by the Department of Interior, U.S.