HyperDic: sedative-hypnotic

English > 1 sense of the word sedative-hypnotic:
NOUNartifactsedative-hypnotic, sedative-hypnotic druga sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep
English > sedative-hypnotic: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep.
Synonymsedative-hypnotic drug
Narrowerbarbiturateorganic compound having powerful soporific effect
ethchlorvynol, PlacidylA mild sedative-hypnotic drug (trade name Placidyl)
methaqualone, Quaaludesedative-hypnotic drug (trade name Quaalude) that is a drug of abuse
thalidomideA sedative and hypnotic drug
tranquilizer, tranquillizer, tranquilliser, antianxiety agent, ataractic drug, ataractic agent, ataracticA drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity
Broadersedative, sedative drug, depressant, downerA drug that reduces excitability and calms a person

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