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anxiolytic

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Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

anxiolytic

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

adjective Pertaining to an anxiolytic noun A drug that reduces anxiety or tension
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

anxiolytic

1. Operating to relieve ANXIETY or to treat an anxiety disorder.
2. A drug used to treat anxiety.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Anxiolytic

A type of medication that helps to relieve anxiety.
Mentioned in: Anxiety
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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TABLE Epidural versus nitrous oxide for analgesia (8) Epidural Inhaled nitrous oxide Dense pain relief Variable pain reduction Superior pain reduction compared Pain is reduced but still present with inhaled nitrous oxide No sedative effect Significant anxiolysis Invasive Noninvasive Serious side effects uncommon No serious side effects or risks as used in labor Laboring woman is bed bound Woman has freedom to move about Must have IV access and possible Does not require IV access urinary catheter or urinary catheter Can be converted to anesthesia Not possible to use for cesarean, if needed for cesarean anesthesia
Dexmedetomidine, acts via a2 adrenoreceptors and also provides analgesia, sedation and anxiolysis. It produces rapid and stable sedation with minimal respiratory effect.7 In procedural sedation, at the beginning 0.2-1 ug/kg/h through continuous infusion and then after, where necessary, a loading dose of 0.5-1 ug/kg is recommended.
While the competitive binding of ingredients in Y, A, or BYPA to the BZ-site was consistent with the BZ-site playing a role in the anxiolytic effects of Y, A, and BYPA (Figure 4), the competitive binding of B ingredients to the BZ-site but lack of anxiolysis by B up to 120 mg/kg, as well as the cooperative binding of P to the BZ-site, was suggestive of complex interactions of the ingredients of B or P with [GABA.sub.A] receptors.
In anesthesia literature, ketamine is the anesthetic agent of choice for obtaining sedation in the pediatric population during dental procedures.17 It is an effective agent for painful and unpleasant diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in dental practice, which provides analgesia, sedation, anxiolysis, amnesia, and a short duration of motor control.17
Drugs in this class are indicated for anxiolysis, sedation, anticonvulsant therapy, and for muscle relaxation.
This edition has been updated with new advances in radiology; basic current concepts of neuropathology, neurosurgery, and neurology; updated protocols for computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, myelography, digital subtraction angiography, and sedation and anxiolysis; and new information on contrast media reactions.
Nitrous Oxide: [N.sub.2]O is a colorless anesthetic gas that provides sedation, amnesia and anxiolysis. The typically concentrations of [N.sub.2]O used for PSA are 50% to 70%.
Possible involvement of nitric oxide in chlordiazepoxide-induced anxiolysis in mice.
Testosterone increases analgesia, anxiolysis, and cognitive performance of male rats.
Benzodiazepines have several advantages for children with severe TBI: sedation, anxiolysis, muscle relaxation, anterograde amnesia, decreased cerebral metabolic rate, and anticonvulsant properties (Kilbaugh et al., 2010).