What is another word for depressants?

Pronunciation: [dɪpɹˈɛsənts] (IPA)

Depressants are drugs that slow down the central nervous system, causing physical and psychological relaxation. Common depressants include alcohol, benzodiazepines, and barbiturates. These drugs are often referred to using several different names, including sedatives, tranquilizers, anxiolytics, downers, and relaxants. The effects of depressants can vary depending on the specific drug used and the dosage. While they are often prescribed to treat conditions such as anxiety and insomnia, depressants can have harmful side effects when used improperly. These include respiratory depression, impaired judgment, and addiction. It is important for individuals to use caution when taking depressant medications and to only do so as directed by a healthcare professional.

What are the hypernyms for Depressants?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Depressants

There may also be an accumulation of the products of dissimilation-'the fatigue stuffs'-and these latter may act as poisons or chemical depressants.
"Response in the Living and Non-Living"
Jagadis Chunder Bose
Poisons in general may be regarded as extreme cases of depressants.
"Response in the Living and Non-Living"
Jagadis Chunder Bose
Also at night, the anti-side effect tablets to combat the involuntary eye-rolling, jaw-dropping and neck-twisting associated with the anti-depressants.
"Underground"
Suelette Dreyfus

Famous quotes with Depressants

  • I have been on the same dose of anti-depressants for 15 years, and my nerves still go up and down in cycles; but my nerves are cycling at a lower level than they were before.
    Temple Grandin
  • I would not be here now if I did not have anti-depressants.
    Temple Grandin

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