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  • s  tending to soothe or tranquilize

  • 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 .
  • To the fast-swelling ranks of ataraxic (tranquilizing) drugs, another was added last week for patients with relatively mild emotional disorders.
  • 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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