antianxiety

[an-tee-ang-zahy-i-tee, an-tahy-]

Origin of antianxiety

First recorded in 1960–65; anti- + anxiety
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Contemporary Examples of antianxiety

  • [It] does not resemble standard antipsychotic, antidepressant, antianxiety or hypnotic drugs in simple drug interaction tests.

  • Brittany took only Klonepam, he told me, an antianxiety medication prescribed to control the seizures she occasionally had.

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    Brittany Death Suit

    Gerald Posner

    January 27, 2010

  • Other antianxiety meds, Klonopin and Trazadone, were prescribed by Dr. Allan Metzger.

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    Jackson's Death a Homicide

    Gerald Posner

    August 24, 2009

  • I work in healthcare, and I see on many charts of women raising children lists of antidepressants and antianxiety meds.

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    Why Are More Boomers Killing Themselves?

    Lizzie Stark

    October 22, 2008

Historical Examples of antianxiety


antianxiety in Medicine

antianxiety

[ăn′tē-ăng-zīĭ-tē, ăn′tī-]
adj.
  1. Preventing or reducing anxiety.
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