major tranquilizer

noun
tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desired
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  • major tranquilizer — Pharm. antipsychotic (def. 2). * * * …   Universalium

  • major tranquilizer — former name for antipsychotic agent; see antipsychotic …   Medical dictionary

  • major tranquilliser — noun tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desired • Syn: ↑major tranquilizer, ↑major tranquillizer, ↑antipsychotic drug, ↑antipsychotic agent, ↑antipsychotic, ↑neuroleptic drug, ↑neuroleptic agent, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • major tranquillizer — noun tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desired • Syn: ↑major tranquilizer, ↑major tranquilliser, ↑antipsychotic drug, ↑antipsychotic agent, ↑antipsychotic, ↑neuroleptic drug, ↑neuroleptic agent, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tranquilizer — noun a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity (Freq. 3) • Syn: ↑tranquillizer, ↑tranquilliser, ↑antianxiety agent, ↑ataractic drug, ↑ataractic agent, ↑ataractic • Derivationall …   Useful english dictionary

  • tranquilizer — /trang kweuh luy zeuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that tranquilizes. 2. a drug that has a sedative or calming effect without inducing sleep. 3. See antianxiety drug. 4. antipsychotic (def. 2). Also, tranquillizer. [1790 1800; TRANQUILIZE + ER1] *… …   Universalium

  • Tranquilizer — In pharmacology, a drug that calms and relieves anxiety. The first tranquilizer, chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride (brand name: Librium) received FDA approval in 1960. Tranquillizers range in potency from mild to major, with increasing levels of… …   Medical dictionary

  • majortranquilizer — major tranquilizer n. See antipsychotic drug. * * * …   Universalium

  • antianxiety agent — noun a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity • Syn: ↑tranquilizer, ↑tranquillizer, ↑tranquilliser, ↑ataractic drug, ↑ataractic agent, ↑ataractic • Derivationally related forms: ↑ataractic …   Useful english dictionary

  • ataractic agent — noun a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity • Syn: ↑tranquilizer, ↑tranquillizer, ↑tranquilliser, ↑antianxiety agent, ↑ataractic drug, ↑ataractic • Derivationally related forms: ↑ataracti …   Useful english dictionary

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