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anxiolytic

 [ang″zĭ-o-lit´ik]

anx·i·o·lyt·ic

(ang'zē-ō-lit'ik),
1. Synonym(s): antianxiety agent
2. Denoting the actions of such an agent (for example, diazepam).
[anxiety + G. lysis, a dissolution or loosening]

anxiolytic

/anx·io·lyt·ic/ (ang″ze-o-lit´ik)
2. an antianxiety agent.

anxiolytic

(ăng′zē-ō-lĭt′ĭk, -sē-, ăngk′sē-)
adj.
Preventing or reducing anxiety; antianxiety.
n.
An antianxiety medication; a tranquilizer.

anxiolytic

anxiolytic

adjective Pertaining to an anxiolytic noun A drug that reduces anxiety or tension

anx·i·o·lyt·ic

(ang'zē-ō-lit'ik)
1. Synonym(s): antianxiety agent.
2. Denoting the actions of such an agent or medication.
[anxiety + G. lysis, a dissolution or loosening]

anxiolytic

1. Operating to relieve ANXIETY or to treat an anxiety disorder.
2. A drug used to treat anxiety.

Anxiolytic

A type of medication that helps to relieve anxiety.
Mentioned in: Anxiety

anxiolytic,

adj/n the ability of a substance to alleviate emotional anxiety and stress.

anx·i·o·lyt·ic

(ang'zē-ō-lit'ik)
1. Synonym(s): antianxiety agent.
2. Denoting the actions of such an agent (e.g., diazepam).
[anxiety + G. lysis, a dissolution or loosening]

anxiolytic

a mild sedative, such as diazepam, used for relief of anxiety. Called also antianxiety agent and minor tranquilizer.

Patient discussion about anxiolytic

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The mode of action of benzodiazepine anxiolysis is thought to rely on their sedation and lowering of general activity.
Nonpharmacological analgesia and anxiolysis for interventional radiological procedures.
Taeger (9) observed significantly better anxiolysis and separation with a combination even in awake children than with midazolam or ketamine alone.
Patient responses, such as analgesia or anxiolysis, appear independent of any conscious effort or reasoning.
Anxiolysis at the time of venepuncture by using 4-point scale as described above.
Its use has been studied in parturients with failed epidural analgesia along with systemic opioids with a resultant good maternal anxiolysis, haemodynamic stability and stimulation of uterine contractions.
Intramuscular Dexmedetomidine is being considered as a premedication in paediatric age group with a promise to produce sedation, anxiolysis and does not produce respiratory depression.
For statistical analysis, sedation and anxiolysis score is dichotomized into two groups like [less than or equal to] 17 and >17 for sedation and [greater than or equal to] 3 and <3 for anxiolysis.
5) Similarly, Langrehr D et al and White PF found that benzodiazepines also cause muscle relaxation, anxiolysis, central sedation and attenuates cardiostimulatory response of ketamine.
9] The pharmacologic properties of a-2 agonists are extensively studied and are employed clinically to achieve analgesia, anxiolysis, hypnosis, sympatholysis, and sedation in regional anesthesia.
Sodium selenite supplementation during pregnancy and lactation promotes anxiolysis and improves mnemonic performance in Wistar rats' offspring.
For many years, nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation and benzodiazepine anaesthesia have been used as sedation methods in dental clinics because they provide analgesia and anxiolysis with rapid onset and recovery time.