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depressant
American English: /dəˈprɛs(ə)nt/
British English: /dɪˈprɛs(ə)nt/

Translation of depressant in Spanish:

noun

countable and uncountable
  • (Pharmacology)
    Example sentences
    • Phenothiazines, tricyclic antidepressants, and CNS depressants may potentiate the therapeutic and adverse effects of opioids.
    • The report also suggests that the number of new users has been climbing since the mid-1980s, the largest increase occurring with the depressants oxycodone, methadone and morphine.
    • Interactions with benzodiazepines, pentobarbital, and other central nervous system depressants can yield additional sedative effects.

adjective

  • (Pharmacology)
    Example sentences
    • It is also necessary to exclude reversible causes of failure of brain function, including depressant drugs and hypothermia.
    • Users often present with multiple drug ingestions, which may include stimulant and depressant drugs.
    • These data underscore the need for clinicians to search for problems with other depressant drugs and to take care before prescribing benzodiazepines in alcohol-dependent individuals.
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