HyperDic: sedative-hypnotic_drug

English > 1 sense of the expression sedative-hypnotic drug:
NOUNartifactsedative-hypnotic drug, sedative-hypnotica sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep
English > sedative-hypnotic drug: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep.
Synonymsedative-hypnotic
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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