antianxiety agent

Definitions of antianxiety agent
  1. noun
    a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity
    synonyms: ataractic, ataractic agent, ataractic drug, tranquilizer, tranquilliser, tranquillizer
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    antipsychotic, antipsychotic agent, antipsychotic drug, major tranquilizer, major tranquilliser, major tranquillizer, neuroleptic, neuroleptic agent, neuroleptic drug
    tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desired
    antianxiety drug, anxiolytic, anxiolytic drug, minor tranquilizer, minor tranquilliser, minor tranquillizer
    a tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritability
    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
    Thorazine, chlorpromazine
    a drug (trade name Thorazine) derived from phenothiazine that has antipsychotic effects and is used as a sedative and tranquilizer
    Clozaril, clozapine
    an antipsychotic drug (trade name Clozaril) used as a sedative and for treatment-resistant schizophrenia; know to have few side effects
    diphenylbutyl piperidine
    a group of antipsychotic drugs used mainly in the treatment of schizophrenia
    tranquilizer used to treat psychotic disorders
    Dalmane, flurazepam, flurazepam hydrochloride
    tranquilizer (trade name Dalmane) used to treat insomnia
    Haldol, haloperidol
    tranquilizer (trade name Haldol) used to treat some psychotic disorders and Tourette's syndrome
    Atarax, Vistaril, hydroxyzine, hydroxyzine hydrochloride
    a drug (trade names Atarax and Vistaril) used as a tranquilizer to treat anxiety and motion sickness
    Loxitane, loxapine
    a tranquilizer (trade name Loxitane) used to treat schizophrenia
    Equanil, Meprin, Miltown, meprobamate
    a sedative and tranquilizer (trade name Miltown and Equanil and Meprin) used to treat muscle tension and anxiety
    Moban, molindone
    antipsychotic drug (trade name Moban) used in the treatment of schizophrenia
    Serax, oxazepam
    a tranquilizing drug (trade name Serax) used to treat anxiety and insomnia and alcohol withdrawal
    Triavil, perphenazine
    tranquilizer and antidepressant (trade name Triavil) sometimes used as an antiemetic for adults
    antipsychotic and antiemetic drug used to treat schizophrenia and to combat nausea and vomiting
    Mellaril, thioridazine
    a tranquilizer (trade name Mellaril) used to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
    Navane, thiothixene
    a tranquilizer (trade name Navane) used to treat schizophrenia
    Eskalith, Lithane, Lithonate, lithium carbonate
    a white powder (LiCO3) used in manufacturing glass and ceramics and as a drug; the drug (trade names Lithane or Lithonate or Eskalith) is used to treat some forms of depression and manic episodes of manic-depressive disorder
    type of:
    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
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