Definition of minor tranquilizer in English:

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minor tranquilizer


A tranquilizer of the kind used to treat anxiety states, especially a benzodiazepine; an anxiolytic.
Example sentences
  • Tapering and discontinuing mental medicines, benzodiazapines or minor tranquilizers, sleep medicines and antidepressants can almost cut in half the rate of falling.
  • Mr Collis said pharmacies were not only being targeted for methadone, but also benzodiazepines (minor tranquillisers) and cash.
  • The most frequently used drugs are benzodiazepines, which are minor tranquillisers that are used in sleeping medications and so forth.

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Syllabification: mi·nor tran·quil·iz·er

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