Definition of Sedative-hypnotic drug
1. Noun. A sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep.
Specialized synonyms: Barbiturate, Ethchlorvynol, Placidyl, Methaqualone, Quaalude, Thalidomide, Antianxiety Agent, Ataractic, Ataractic Agent, Ataractic Drug, Tranquilizer, Tranquilliser, Tranquillizer
Generic synonyms: Depressant, Downer, Sedative, Sedative Drug
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Literary usage of Sedative-hypnotic drug
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1. Drug Abuse and Drug Abuse Research (1991): The Third Triennial Report to edited by MaryLouise Embrey, Christine R. Hartel (1999)
"Allgulander, C. History and current status of sedative- hypnotic drug use and abuse. Acta Psychiatr Scand 73:465-478,1986. ..."
2. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, Pt. 800-1299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"... an antiepileptic and sedative-hypnotic drug, in human specimens. Measurements obtained by this device are used ..."
3. Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States (1994)
"Carlen, PL; Gurevich, N.; Davies, MF; Blaxter, TJ; and O'Beirne, M. Enhanced neuronal K* conductance: A possible common mechanism for sedative-hypnotic drug ..."