anxiolytic agent

anxiolytic agent

[‚aŋk·sē·ō¦lid·ik ′ā·jənt]
(pharmacology)
A drug that relieves anxiety.
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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.
18) These results show that, melatonin has high potential for usage as an anxiolytic agent and could be used as stress modulating medication.
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.
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.
One patient is taking an anxiolytic agent, the other is taking an anti-depressant.
Behavioural pharmacological characteristics of honokiol, an anxiolytic agent present in extracts of Magnolia bark, evaluated by an elevated plus-maze test in mice.
More than two-thirds (71%) used antipsychotics, about 29% used antidepressants, and 25% took an anxiolytic agent.
The result of this test are a clear indication of the presence of anxiolytic principles of dried residue in the ethyl acetate and methanol fractions of Gotukola and also suggest that the hexane fraction is devoid of pharmacological activity as an anxiolytic agent.