ataractic ataractic


  1. (n) a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity
  2. (adj) tending to soothe or tranquilize


  1. Trade-named Librium by New Jersey's Roche Laboratories, it is technically methamino-diazepoxide, a synthetic chemical unrelated to previous ataractic drugs.
  2. Others cannot tolerate it if they have taken antihistamine or ataractic drugs.
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