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  • n  a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity
  • s  tending to soothe or tranquilize

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

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