antianxiety drug


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antianxiety drug

n.
Any of a group of drugs, such as the benzodiazepines, used to treat anxiety without causing excessive sedation.
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Abusing prescription medications--painkillers like OxyContin[R] or Vicodin[R], or antianxiety drugs like Xanax[R] or Valium[R]--is dangerous enough.
Immobility, on the other hand, is escape-related behaviour, and usually increases when an animal is placed in a stressful situation but decreases when antianxiety drugs are given.
Several pharmaceutical companies are developing antianxiety drugs that block the protein made by CRFR1, and Sawchenko suggests that researchers might investigate these drugs for use in Alzheimer's patients.
Although patients can be treated with cognitive behavioral therapy and conventional antidepressant or antianxiety drugs, approximately 20% of patients achieve full remission.
Antianxiety drugs because of possible excitability, nervousness, and hyperactivity, as well as diminished efficacy of the medication.
For example, antianxiety drugs, antidepressants, neuroleptics, nicotine, and silicones have been considered recently by the American Academy of Pediatrics (21).
Antianxiety drugs, such as Valium, are not antidepressants.
The New York City medical examiner found he died accidentally "from the abuse of prescription medications" - specifically six kinds of painkillers, sleeping pills and antianxiety drugs.
Although conventional antidepressant and antianxiety drugs can be effective in some patients they typically lead to adverse side effects that can include sedation, cognitive impairment and appetite stimulation.
Uwe Rudolph of the University of Zurich has long studied the workings of a class of antianxiety drugs called benzodiazepines, which include Valium and Xanax.
The project suggests new targets for antidepressants and antianxiety drugs, says senior researcher Kuo-Fen Lee of Salk.
Antianxiety drugs, such as Valium, work by activating the GABA receptors that Crestani and Mohler's group focused on.