2. Noun. A drug with calming effects. ¹
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Definition of Calmative
1. [n -S]
Medical Definition of Calmative
1. Calming, quieting; allaying excitement; denoting such an agent. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Calmative
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1. Essentials of the principles and practice of medicine by Henry Hartshorne (1881)
"calmative treatment has always been regarded as of importance in affections of the nervous system; not only for the relief of suffering, but to arrest the ..."
2. Therapeutics, Materia Medica, and Pharmacy: Including the Special by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1909)
"... may be used as a calmative and hypnotic, or the hop-pillow, which certainly exercises considerable influence, imaginary or otherwise. ..."
3. Textbook of insanity: Based on Clinical Observations for Practitioners and by Richard Krafft-Ebing (1905)
"One of the most powerful calmative remedies we have is hyoscine. ... Physical and Dietetic calmative Remedies. Besides rest in bed, occasional or temporary ..."
4. The renewal of life by Thomas King Chambers (1865)
"Comparison of injury to life from the two sets of valves, severally—Deductions from autopsies—Case in point — Treatment calmative and restorative. ..."
5. Ocular Therapeutics by Armand Darier (1903)
"... has a marked calmative action.—In certain cases of episcleritis, keratitis, and a crowd of other painful affections, ..."