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a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
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a colorless crystalline drug used as a sedative; irritates the stomach and can be addictive
sedative (trade name Doriden) used to treat some sleep disorders
a sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep
organic compound having powerful soporific effect; overdose can be fatal
a mild sedative-hypnotic drug (trade name Placidyl)
chloral hydrate in combination with alcohol; usually administered surreptitiously to make the drinker unconscious
sedative-hypnotic drug (trade name Quaalude) that is a drug of abuse
a sedative and hypnotic drug; withdrawn from sale after discovered to cause severe birth defects because it inhibits angiogenesis
a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity
drug of abuse
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
(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
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