Sedative Summary

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  • 7 Encyclopedia Articles

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Encyclopedia Articles (7)

114 words, approx. 1 pages
Sedative Sedative is a general term used to describe a number of drugs that decrease activity, moderate excitement, and have a calming effect. The primary use for these drugs is to reduce ANXIETY, but... Read more
433 words, approx. 2 pages
Sedative-Hypnotic Sedative-hypnotic drugs are used to reduce motor activity and promote relaxation, drowsiness, and sleep. The term is hyphenated because, by adjusting the does, the same group of drug... Read more
185 words, approx. 1 pages
Sleeping Pills This is a general term applied to a number of different drugs in pill form that help induce sleep, i.e. sedative-hypnotic agents. There is a wide range of such medication and many requi... Read more
164 words, approx. 1 pages
Sleeping Pills The term "sleeping pills" applies to a number of different drugs in pill form that help a person fall asleep and stay asleep. These drugs are also known as sedative-hypno... Read more
7,225 words, approx. 25 pages
Tranquilizers OFFICIAL NAMES: Major tranquilizers (neuroleptics/antipsychotics): Chlorpromazine (Thorazine); chlorprothixene (Taractan); clozaril (Clozapine); fluphenazine (Permitil, Prolixin); halope... Read more
697 words, approx. 3 pages
Tranquilizers As their name suggests, tranquilizers are used to calm people in agitated states. Unlike barbiturates, which are minor tranquilizers used in the treatment of anxiety and neurotic disorde... Read more
6,150 words, approx. 21 pages
Tranquilizers What Kind of Drug Is It? Tranquilizing drugs slow normal brain function. For that reason, they are often referred to as depressants. These kinds of drugs work by affecting the neurotrans... Read more
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