ataraxic ataraxic


  • (adj) tending to soothe or tranquilize


  1. Estimating that 35 million prescriptions for ataraxic (tranquilizing) drugs (PTI, June 11) will be written in 1956, the American Psychiatric Association got off a warning to .
  2. To the fast-swelling ranks of ataraxic (tranquilizing) drugs, another was added last week for patients with relatively mild emotional disorders.
  3. It may do this not only by ordering rest or prolonged sleep but artificial hibernation or treatment with ataraxic drugs and others (including hormones) not yet discovered.
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