ataractic agent

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

  • ataractic — [at΄ərak′sikat΄ə rak′tik] n. 〚< Gr ataraktos, calm, undisturbed < ataraxia: see ATARAXIA〛 a tranquilizing drug adj. of or having to do with tranquilizing drugs or their effects: Also ataraxic [at΄ərak′sik] * * * at·a·rac·tic …   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

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

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

  • psychotropic agent — noun a chemical substance that can influence human consciousness • Hypernyms: ↑drug • Hyponyms: ↑tranquilizer, ↑tranquillizer, ↑tranquilliser, ↑antianxiety agent, ↑ataractic drug, ↑ …   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

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

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

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

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