anxiolytic anxiolytic

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritability
  2. (adj) anxiety relieving

News

  1. Anti-anxiety meds and sleeping pills linked to increased mortality risk

    Brooks Hays March 31 (UPI) -- Researchers have found a strong association between use of anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) drugs or hypnotic drugs (sleeping pills) and mortality.
    on April 1, 2014     Source: UPI

  2. Anti-anxiety drugs, sleeping pills linked to risk of death

    Anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills have been linked to an increased risk of death, according to new research. The large study shows that several anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) drugs or hypnotic drugs (sleeping pills) are associated with a doubling in the risk of mortality. Although these findings are based on routine data and need to be interpreted cautiously, the researchers recommended that a ...
    on April 1, 2014     Source: Science Daily

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