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tending to prevent or relieve .
Contemporary Examples

[It] does not resemble standard antipsychotic, antidepressant, antianxiety or hypnotic drugs in simple drug interaction tests.
How Pfizer Helped Make ‘Spice,’ The Deadly Fake Pot Abby Haglage May 16, 2014

I work in healthcare, and I see on many charts of women raising children lists of antidepressants and antianxiety meds.
Why Are More Boomers Killing Themselves? Lizzie Stark October 21, 2008

Brittany took only Klonepam, he told me, an antianxiety medication prescribed to control the seizures she occasionally had.
Brittany Death Suit Gerald Posner January 26, 2010

Other antianxiety meds, Klonopin and Trazadone, were prescribed by Dr. Allan Metzger.
Jackson’s Death a Homicide Gerald Posner August 23, 2009

Historical Examples

antianxiety drugs, the minor tranquilizers, can be grouped with these drugs because of their sedative effect.
When You Don’t Know Where to Turn Steven J. Bartlett

antianxiety drugs can reduce agitation and produce a relative sense of calm.
When You Don’t Know Where to Turn Steven J. Bartlett

Many of these symptoms can be controlled by antianxiety drugs.
When You Don’t Know Where to Turn Steven J. Bartlett

antianxiety an·ti·anx·i·e·ty (ān’tē-āng-zī’ĭ-tē, ān’tī-)
Preventing or reducing anxiety.


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