Definition of Tranquilliser

1. Noun. A drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity.




Definition of Tranquilliser

1. Noun. (British pharmacology) (alternative spelling of tranquilizer) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Tranquilliser

1. A medication with a calming, soothing effect that relieves anxiety. Most sedatives can also promote sleep. Overdosage of a sedative medication can lead to dangerous respiratory depression (slowed breathing). A large group of medications with sedative effects are the benzodiazepines. The first tranquilliser librium (chlordiazepoxidehydrochloride) was developed by the Hoffman-la Roche in 1958. The word tranquillise entered the english language much earlier (1623), and was derived from the latin tranquillus via the french tranquille meaning calm. Examples include: diazepam, chlordiazepoxide, alprazolam, clonazepam, temazepam, lorazepam, flurazepam, oxazepam, clorazepate and triazolam. (04 Jul 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tranquilliser

tranquilises
tranquilising
tranquilities
tranquility
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tranquilized
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tranquilizers
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tranquilliser (current term)
tranquillisers
tranquillising agent
tranquillities
tranquillity
tranquillityite
tranquillization
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tranquillized
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tranquilly

Literary usage of Tranquilliser

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

1. Japan: Being a Sketch of the History, Government and Officers of the Empire by Walter G. Dickson (1869)
"... the wild northern part of Japan under rule. This is the officer known to foreigners as Tycoon. Se i shi. The office of the tranquilliser of barbarians. ..."

2. Buffalo Medical Journal (1906)
"For example, the lunatics of Manhattan island one hundred years ago were compelled to submit to the "tranquilliser" or the "gyrator. ..."

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