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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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