Definition of minor tranquillizer in English:

Share this entry

minor tranquillizer

noun

A tranquillizer of the kind used to treat anxiety states, especially a benzodiazepine.
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.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.