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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]

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However, no study has compared the anxiolytic effects of resistance training across different age groups, although one study, on a population with mean age of 32.8 years old, observed decreases in anxiety after strength training intervention (32).
The excitability of the pyramidal cells of BLA is correlated with anxiety behaviors, where an increase in the excitability is anxiogenic and a decrease is anxiolytic (50,51,52).
In addition, the OF test indicates that EEYP presented anxiolytic activity.
mexicana collected in different regions of Mexico such as Michoacan, (6) Estado de Mexico, (17) Guerrero, Hidalgo and Veracruz (7) produce anxiolytic and sedative-like effects on mice.
A number of natural molecules such as non-polar coumarins (imperatorin and isoimperatorin), myricitrin, gossypin, quercetin, naringin, kaempferol, apigenin, hypericin, cardiospermin, chrysin, cinnamic acid, pcoumaric acid, caffeic acid, ferulic acid, sinapic acid, sanjoinine A, obovatol, magnolol, honokiol and linalool, isolated from plants have shown promising anxiolytic activity (Fernandez et al.
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However, the effects that were comparable to diazepam were observed only with the highest volume tested that contained similar amounts of FATs as human amniotic fluid, illustrating the potency of such a concentration of FATs in producing anxiolytic actions and importance of using a positive control in this type of study.
[30] But despite the well-established clinical evidence demonstrating that drugs acting on serotonergic systems have anxiolytic action, the exact mechanisms of action, the specific subtype of 5-HT receptor that is responsible, and the location in the brain that is involved remain unclear.
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