Definition of Hypnagogue

1. Noun. An agent that induces drowsiness or sleep.

Specialized synonyms: Hypnotic, Soporific
Generic synonyms: Agent



Medical Definition of Hypnagogue

1. An agent that induces sleep. Origin: hypno-+ G. Agogos, leading (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypnagogue

hyphomycetes
hyphomycosis
hyphopodia
hyphopodium
hyphy
hypidiomorphic
hyping
hypinosis
hypinotic
hypish
hypn-
hypnagogia
hypnagogic
hypnagogic hallucination
hypnagogic image
hypnagogue (current term)
hypnalgia
hypnapagogic
hypnesthesia
hypnic
hypnics
hypno-
hypnoanalysis
hypnoanalytic
hypnobirthing
hypnocatharsis
hypnocinematograph
hypnocyst
hypnocysts
hypnodontics

Literary usage of Hypnagogue

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1. Archives de neurologie (1899)
"... si, après échec de l'hypnotisme, on décide de recourir à un hypnagogue, on est impardonnable de s'adresser au chloroforme, puisqu'on dispose de l'éther. ..."

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