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di pre suhnt

  • n  a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
  • a  capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent

  • The single-serving combination of a depressant (alcohol) and various stimulants carries a certain nightclub logic; Anheuser-Busch used to advertise its caffeinated beer, Bud Extra .
  • In two of the groups, the placebo problem was resolved by telling patients they were comparing light boxes to a new anti-depressant device that emits negatively charged ions.
  • Mixing alcohol, a depressant, with stimulants is nothing new.

  • Paul Greengard in BBC News
    Lead researcher Dr Paul Greengard said: "They all work in totally different ways, but in all cases they caused the same biochemical change. So, it's pretty convincing that p11 is associated with the main therapeutic action of anti-depressant drugs."

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