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Sedative vs. Tranquilizer

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Sedativenoun

(pharmaceutical drug) An agent or drug that sedates, having a calming or soothing effect, or inducing sleep.

Tranquilizernoun

That which tranquillizes or soothes.

Sedativeadjective

(pharmaceutical effect) Calming, soothing, inducing sleep, tranquilizing

Tranquilizernoun

(pharmaceutical drug) A drug used to reduce anxiety or tension; a sedative.

Sedativeadjective

Tending to calm, moderate, or tranquilize

Tranquilizernoun

One who, or that which, tranquilizes.

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Sedativenoun

A remedy which allays irritability and irritation, and irritative activity or pain.

Tranquilizernoun

a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity

Sedativenoun

a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person

Tranquilizer

A tranquilizer refers to a drug which is designed for the treatment of anxiety, fear, tension, agitation, and disturbances of the mind, specifically to reduce states of anxiety and tension.Tranquilizer, as a term, was first used by F.F. Yonkman (1953), from the conclusions of investigative studies using the drug reserpine, which showed the drug had a calming effect on all animals it was administered to. Reserpine is a centrally acting Rauwolfia alkaloid.

Sedativeadjective

tending to soothe or tranquilize;

‘valium has a tranquilizing effect’; ‘took a hot drink with sedative properties before going to bed’;

Sedative

A sedative or tranquilliser is a substance that induces sedation by reducing irritability or excitement. They are CNS depressants and interact with brain activity causing its deceleration.

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