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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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When the operator is also performing the sedation, simple or basic sedation techniques should be used and the level of sedation kept at minimal sedation/ anxiolysis.
The goal of this paper is to systematically and critically review evidence on the effectiveness of hypnotherapy for emesis, analgesia, and anxiolysis in acute pain, specifically in procedures with an emphasis on the period from 1999 to 2006, Further, it aims to provide a theoretical rationale for the use of hypnosis with cancer populations in the whole spectrum of illness/treatment trajectory in several clinical contexts, Finally, a treatment protocol for management of overt anxiety and phobic reactions in the radiotherapy suite is presented, with the intent of having such a protocol empirically validated in the future.
It is therefore intuitive to provide adequate analgesia and anxiolysis in patients with IAH.
Consultant and physician McCleane examines here the benefits of CCK antagonists working with opioids as a pain control therapy, starting by describing the role of opioids alone, the characteristics of CCK and its function as a "gut peptide,", its use as a central nervous system peptide, central effects of CCK, factors that increase central CCK representation, CCK as an antiopioid peptide, CCK receptor antagonists and whether they influence opioid-derived antiniciception, whether CCK antagonists reduce tolerance to some of the effects of opioids, whether the CCK-opioid combination is safe, the results of human studies, and other potential uses, as in biliary colic, pancreatitis and anxiolysis.
He suggested combining a benzodiazepine with an antidepressant in the first 2-4 weeks of therapy only, to provide rapid anxiolysis during the lag before antidepressant activation.
The latter effect plays a prominent role in the sedation and anxiolysis produced by these agents as decreased noradrenergic output from the locus caeruleus allows for increased firing of inhibitory neurons including the [gamma]-amino butyric acid (GABA) system resulting in sedation and anxiolysis.
4] In the West, however, the 1980s crisis surrounding benzodiazepine dependence led to the eclipse of both the minor tranquilizers and the whole notion of anxiolysis.
Hi-Tech's Midazolam Hydrochloride Syrup is equivalent to Midazolam HCL Syrup of Roxane Laboratories and is indicated for use in pediatric patients for sedation, anxiolysis and amnesia prior to diagnostic, therapeutic or endoscopic procedures or before induction of anesthesia.
Sedation and anaesthesia for colonoscopy form a continuum from drowsiness and anxiolysis to complete unconsciousness.
Also presented will be results from a randomized, placebo-controlled Phase 2 study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of ARX-03, a novel sublingual combination of sufentanil and triazolam that offers mild sedation, anxiolysis and analgesia for patients undergoing painful office-based procedures.
Traditionally, anxiolysis and light sedation were administered by the operator or nurse assistant.