Depressant

An herb or substance that lessens or depresses nervous sensation, lowers a functional activity or reduces vital energy by causing the relaxation of muscles, nerves, or tissues. (ant
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depressant

[adj] - capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
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Depressant

Medication to lower the rate of vital physiological activities and also used to treat sleep problems.
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Depressant

Drug that slows down the way your mind and body work
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Depressant

DeĀ·press'ant noun (Medicine) An agent or remedy which lowers the vital powers.
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depressant

adjective capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
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depressant

(de-presĀ“әnt) diminishing any function or activity; see also depressor. an agent that retards any function, especially a drug that acts on the central nervous system to depress activity at all levels by stabilizing neuronal membranes. Central nervous system depressants such as barbiturates and inhala...
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Depressant

• (n.) An agent or remedy which lowers the vital powers.
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depressant

in medicine, a drug or other agent that slows the activity of vital organs of the body. Depressants acting on the central nervous system include ... [4 related articles]
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depressant

depressant, any one of various substances that diminish functional activity, usually by depressing the nervous system. Barbiturates, sedatives, alcohol, and meprobamate are all depressants. Depressants have various modes of action and effects. Some are primarily used medically to relieve emotion str...
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depressant

Type: Term Pronunciation: dĕ-pres′ănt Definitions: 1. Diminishing functional tone or activity. 2. An agent that reduces nervous or functional activity, such as a sedative or anesthetic.
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Depressant

A depressant, or central depressant, is a drug or endogenous compound that lowers neurotransmission levels, which is to depress or reduce arousal or stimulation, in various areas of the brain. Depressants are also occasionally referred to as `downers` as they lower the level of arousal when taken. Stimulants or `uppers` increase mental and/or ...
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