sedative drugs


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to sedative drugs: Benzodiazepines, Hypnotic drugs

sedative drugs

A group of drugs that includes antianxiety drugs, sleeping drugs, antipsychotic drugs and some antidepressant drugs. See also HYPNOTIC.
References in periodicals archive ?
It refers to a series of withdrawal symptoms known as withdrawal syndrome caused by sudden withdrawal of illicit or prescription drugs, sedative drugs and opioids used in conventional treatment in ICU, or alcohol in patients who have developed tolerance to and physical and psychological dependence on the drugs or alcohol over long-term use.
Sedative drugs such as diazepam may be prescribed to help relieve any vertigo, and diuretic drugs may be used to prevent you having further attacks.
This reflects the high frequency of drug use in our community with more than three per cent of Dundee's adults using powerful sedative drugs on a regular basis.
A WOMAN called Shona Sibary wrote an article this week about how she regularly gives her children sedative drugs on long plane journeys.
Ahmadi-Moqaddam added that another act of negligence can be that he was prescribed sedative drugs by the prison's health center and when he was handed over to Iran's Cyber Police, he was not allowed to take them because the necessary prescription and the permit to take them were not available at the time.
The pharmacodynamic effects of some of the sedative drugs may be further complicated by the presence of their active metabolites.
The risk of an injurious fall increased even more if the residents were also given hypnotic or sedative drugs as sleeping pills.
Experts say the common trend in the region is for people to get addicted to sedative drugs like hashish, rather than cocaine or heroin.
He noted that Murray said he gave him only 25 milligrams of the drug along with small amounts of benzodiazopines - sedative drugs - to help him sleep.
One of the oldest groups of sedative drugs, the barbiturates, is a derivative of barbituric acid.
In 2007, Dubai customs seized nearly Dh20 million worth of counterfeit sexual stimulants and sedative drugs, the biggest haul in the region.
Music listening is somewhat effective in reducing psychological presented anxiety and volume of sedative drugs required to manage anxiety.