Definition of Sedative-hypnotic

1. Noun. A sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sedative-hypnotic

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sedative-hypnotic (current term)
sedative-hypnotic drug
sedative drug
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Literary usage of Sedative-hypnotic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Technologies for Understanding and Preventing Substance Abuse and Addiction by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Alcohol differs from sedative-hypnotic compounds in that it is used ... Depending on the dose, any sedative hypnotic compound may be classified as a ..."

2. Practical Materia Medica and Prescription Writing: With Illustrations by Oscar Walter Bethea (1917)
"Some methods of prescribing are shown in the following: As a sedative, hypnotic ... As a sedative, hypnotic, etc. ..."

3. Practical Materia Medica and Prescription Writing: With Illustrations by Oscar Walter Bethea (1917)
"Some methods of prescribing are shown in the following: As a sedative, hypnotic, etc. ... As a sedative, hypnotic, etc. ..."

4. Assessment and Treatment of Patients With Coexisting Mental Illness and by Richard Ries (1996)
"Depressants Cessation of chronic use of sedative-hypnotics, such as alcohol and the benzodiazepines, can cause an acute sedative-hypnotic withdrawal. ..."

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