- 1. SYN: antianxiety agent. 2. Denoting the actions of such an agent ( e.g., diazepam). [anxiety + G. lysis, a dissolution or loosening]
* * *anxiolytic adj relieving anxiety
* * *adj.describing a group of drugs used to treat anxiety of various causes. Formerly known as minor tranquillizers, they include the benzodiazepines, buspirone, and meprobamate. Common side-effects of these drugs are drowsiness and dizziness, and prolonged use may result in dependence.
* * *anx·io·lyt·ic (ang″ze-o-litґik) 1. antianxiety. 2. antianxiety agent.
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