- tending to prevent or relieve anxiety.
Origin of antianxiety
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Examples from the Web for antianxiety
[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
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Brittany took only Klonepam, he told me, an antianxiety medication prescribed to control the seizures she occasionally had.Brittany Death Suit
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Other antianxiety meds, Klonopin and Trazadone, were prescribed by Dr. Allan Metzger.Jackson's Death a Homicide
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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?
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Many of these symptoms can be controlled by antianxiety drugs.
Antianxiety drugs can reduce agitation and produce a relative sense of calm.
Antianxiety drugs, the minor tranquilizers, can be grouped with these drugs because of their sedative effect.
- Preventing or reducing anxiety.
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