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tranquilizers

Definition:
A traditional grouping of drugs said to have a soothing or calming effect on mood, thought, or behavior. Included here are the anti-anxiety agents (minor tranquilizers), antimanic agents, and the antipsychotic agents (major tranquilizers). These drugs act by different mechanisms and are used for different therapeutic purposes.
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Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • tranquillizers
  • anti-anxiety agents
  • tranquillizing agents
  • tranquilizing agents
  • anxiolytics
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/34680
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