tranquilliser

Definitions of tranquilliser
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n a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity

Synonyms:
antianxiety agent, ataractic, ataractic agent, ataractic drug, tranquilizer, tranquillizer
Types:
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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
benzodiazepine
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
fluphenazine
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
prochlorperazine
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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