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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.

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A number of natural molecules such as non-polar coumarins (imperatorin and isoimperatorin), myricitrin, gossypin, quercetin, naringin, kaempferol, apigenin, hypericin, cardiospermin, chrysin, cinnamic acid, pcoumaric acid, caffeic acid, ferulic acid, sinapic acid, sanjoinine A, obovatol, magnolol, honokiol and linalool, isolated from plants have shown promising anxiolytic activity (Fernandez et al.
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