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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

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

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

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]

Patient discussion about anxiolytic

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However, all of the above is just for general knowledge - if you have any specific question, you may want to consult a doctor.

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Other drugs that were prescribed included anxiolytics, antiparkinsonian drugs, anticonvulsants and antidepressants.
Many studies have been conducted to refine the failure of inferior alveolar nerve block such as Lindemann and co-authors have deduced the impact of sublingual triazolam and another study using triazolam showed 43% success compared to 57% success with the placebo drug, showing no notable difference (P=.43) between the two groups.7 Ehrich and co-authors concluded that triazolam is safe and superior to diazepam as anxiolytic in patient with endodontic pain.
Outhoff, "The pharmacology of anxiolytics," South African Family Practice, vol.
Significant increased time spent in open arm was taken as an index of anxiolytic effect of treatment.
[11] Anxiolytics reduce the natural aversion to light and increase the time spent in the lit compartment.
The percentage of time spent in the open arms by the HT7 group (n = 8) (p > 0.05) and the tail (nonacupoint) group (n = 8) (p > 0.05) did not significantly differ from that of the ARS control group, indicating anxiolytic effects of acupuncture at PC6 and the importance of acupuncture treatment location in producing anxiolytic effects (Figure 2(a)).
The prescription of anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics by dentists for outpatients is legally authorized in Brazil.
Clinical studies have shown that the anxiolytic effect of Selank is comparable to the effect of low doses of the benzodiazepine tranquilizers; however, the action of Selank is not accompanied by the characteristic side effects of those drugs [9, 10].
Most common drugs prescribed among the patients were Anti-Depressants 75.33% (Fluoxetine, Imipramine and Sertraline), Anxiolytics 48.33% (Lorazepam, Clonazepam and Chlordiazepoxide), Anti-Psychotics 26% (Trifluoperazine, Chlorpromazine and Levosulpiride), Anticholinergics 17.16% and Antimanic/Mood Stabilizers 12.16%.
In fact, the oil extract of this brown propolis exerted stimulant, anxiolytic, and antidepressant effects at lower doses [18].
Key clinical point: Patients with ankylosing spondylitis who use opiates are far more likely to self-report depression than are those who do not use opiates, with declining use of opiates in those on antidepressants or anxiolytics.
* A low-dose anxiolytic might benefit patients with preprandial anxiety.