(also tranquilliser; US also tranquilizer)
- A medicinal drug taken to reduce tension or anxiety.More example sentences
sedative, calmative, depressant, opiate, neuroleptic, sleeping pill, soporific, drug, narcotic; barbiturate, temazepam, diazepam, chlordiazepoxide, chlorpromazine, meprobamate, benzodiazepine, thioridazine, prochlorperazine• informal downer, trank, sleeper• trademark Valium, Librium• dated bromide
- Medications prescribed most frequently for this population are psychoactive drugs such as sleeping pills, tranquilizers, and anti-depressants.
- Sedatives, tranquilizers, and ergotamine medicines also can cause rebound headache.
- It is vital to get the whole story, because symptomatic treatment for any of these complaints, e.g. sleeping pills, tranquilizers, or narcotics, could be worse than no treatment at all.