anxiolytic drug

a tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritability
Derivationally related forms: ↑anxiolytic (for: ↑anxiolytic)

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  • anxiolytic Medicine — [ˌaŋzɪə lɪtɪk] adjective used to reduce anxiety. noun an anxiolytic drug …   English new terms dictionary

  • anxiolytic — [aŋ΄zē ō lit′ik, aŋk΄sēmō lit′ik] adj. [< ANXI(ETY) + O + LYTIC (sense 2)] relieving tension or anxiety n. any anxiolytic drug or substance …   English World dictionary

  • anxiolytic — I noun a tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritability • Syn: ↑minor tranquilizer, ↑minor tranquillizer, ↑minor tranquilliser, ↑antianxiety drug, ↑anxiolytic drug • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • anxiolytic — Drug that reduces anxiety, for example benzodiazepines and barbiturates …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Anxiolytic — An anxiolytic (also antipanic or antianxiety agent[1]) is a drug used for the treatment of anxiety, and its related psychological and physical symptoms. Anxiolytics have been shown to be useful in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Beta receptor …   Wikipedia

  • anxiolytic — noun Etymology: anxiety + o + lytic Date: 1965 a drug that relieves anxiety • anxiolytic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anxiolytic — 1. SYN: antianxiety agent. 2. Denoting the actions of such an agent ( e.g., diazepam). [anxiety + G. lysis, a dissolution or loosening] * * * anx·io·lyt·ic .aŋ zē ō lit ik, .aŋ(k) sē n a drug that relieves anxiety anxiolytic adj relieving anxiety …   Medical dictionary

  • anxiolytic — /ang zee euh lit ik/, adj. 1. anxiety relieving. n. 2. See antianxiety drug. [1960 65; ANXI(ETY) + O + LYTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • anxiolytic — 1. adjective That reduces anxiety; tranquilizing 2. noun A drug prescribed for the treatment of symptoms of anxiety …   Wiktionary

  • anxiolytic — /æŋzaɪəˈlɪtɪk/ (say angzuyuh litik) noun a drug which relieves anxiety, such as a tranquilliser. {anxi(ety) + o + lytic} …   Australian English dictionary

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