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Definitions for anxiolytic
ˌæŋ zi əˈlɪt ɪkanx·i·olyt·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. minor tranquilizer, minor tranquillizer, minor tranquilliser, antianxiety drug, anxiolytic, anxiolytic drug(adj)

    a tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritability

  2. anxiolytic(adj)

    anxiety relieving


  1. anxiolytic(Noun)

    A drug prescribed for the treatment of symptoms of anxiety.

  2. anxiolytic(Adjective)

    That reduces anxiety; tranquilizing

  3. Origin: From anxio- (combining form of anxiety) + -lytic.


  1. Anxiolytic

    An anxiolytic is a drug that inhibits anxiety. This effect is in contrast to anxiogenic agents, which increase anxiety. Together these categories of psychoactive compounds may be referred to as anxiotropic compounds. Some recreational drugs like alcoholic beverages induce anxiolysis. Anxiolytic medications have been used for the treatment of anxiety and its related psychological and physical symptoms. Anxiolytics have been shown to be useful in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Beta-receptor blockers such as propranolol and oxprenolol, although not anxiolytics, can be used to combat the somatic symptoms of anxiety. Anxiolytics are also known as minor tranquilizers. The term is less common in modern texts, and was originally derived from a dichotomy with major tranquilizers, also known as neuroleptics or antipsychotics.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anxiolytic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anxiolytic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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