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n. - A drug that reduces excitability and calms a person that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep.

Usage examples (8)
  • When we say sedative-hypnotic, it helps you go to sleep quickly.
  • She hesitates, then jams a vial of amnestic mixed with a sedative-hypnotic into an empty hypo.
  • This may include an opiate and sedative-hypnotic abstinence syndrome once the combination is discontinued.
  • Eisai is seeking FDA approval of fospropofol disodium, a sedative-hypnotic agent for use in patients undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures such as colonoscopies. for more
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