anxiolytic agent

anxiolytic agent

[‚aŋk·sē·ō¦lid·ik ′ā·jənt]
(pharmacology)
A drug that relieves anxiety.
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Effects of tandospirone, a 5-HT1A agonistic anxiolytic agent, on haloperidol-induced catalepsy and forebrain Fos expression in mice.
Bathala et al., [12] a preclinical study on rats states that OS possess significant antistress activity but the magnitude and efficacy for relieving stress are less when compare to standard anxiolytic agent alprazolam.
Benvenuti, "Randomized controlled study on clinical efficacy of isoflavones plus Lactobacillus sporogenes, associated or not with a natural anxiolytic agent in menopause," Minerva Ginecologica, vol.
(18) These results show that, melatonin has high potential for usage as an anxiolytic agent and could be used as stress modulating medication.
It has been suggested that variations in the phar- macology of the benzodiazepine used to administer the sedation can markedly affect the success of calming effect in endodontic patients.10 Benzodiazepine is an effective anxiolytic agent for the patients who require endodontic treatment.
Chamomile has also been used as an anxiolytic agent traditionally dating back as far as ancient Greece and Rome.
Footnotes indicate literature where the respective plant is mentioned as a sedative and/or anxiolytic agent. The extract-induced potentiation of /caba is given as mean [+ or -] SEM from at least three oocytes from two different batches, whereby the extracts were always tested in concentrations of 100 [micro]g/ml.
"Honokiol, a putative anxiolytic agent extracted from magnolia bark, has no diazepam-like side-effects in mice," J Pharm Pharmacol.
This anxiolytic agent has been studied with mixed clinical results.
TABLE 1 Characteristics of Treatment and Comparison Groups Before Treatment Initiated Treatment Comparison Characteristic (n=15) (n=14) Sex (% male) 12.5 14.3 Age, mean years 46.8 49.9 Years of education, mean 12.3 10.9 Hamilton scores, mean 14.4 12.4 Medication 1(*) 2(**) (*) Patient is already taking anxiolytic agent.
Behavioural pharmacological characteristics of honokiol, an anxiolytic agent present in extracts of Magnolia bark, evaluated by an elevated plus-maze test in mice.