anxiolytic

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Anti-anxiety agents such as buspirone (Buspar) and benzodiazapines (Valium, Klonapin, Ativan and Xanax, for example) have been studied little in autism.
The best merchant prospects for pharmaceutical chemicals will emerge in cephalosporins, penicillins, calcium channel blockers, anti-anxiety agents and antineoplastic agents due to regional morbidity patterns, patent expirations and the market penetration of generic drugs.
Minor tranquilizers, or anti-anxiety agents - the most widely used class of psychiatric drugs - also have been shown to create violence.
Sedatives Hypnotics Anti-anxiety agents Anti-depressants Anti-arrhythmics Anti-hypertensives Anti-convulsants Anti-psychotics Digitalis and derivatives Drugs with anti-cholinergic side effects Others (mechanism unknown)
Some serotonin-mimicking drugs that attach to 1A receptors "might be considered a major breakthrough in the treatment of anxiety," Peroutka says, because they reduce anxiety without the fatigue caused by other anti-anxiety agents.
Traditionally, dentists have had just a few anesthesia options: a combination of local anesthetics and anti-anxiety agents such nitrous oxide; performing IV sedation themselves; using an ambulatory anesthesia provider for general anesthesia in their office; or scheduling procedures requiring general anesthesia to be performed at hospitals or surgery centers.