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Synonyms for depressant

capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent

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These drugs are potent central nervous system depressants.
Both barbiturates and alcohol are central nervous system depressants and their synergistic effect can be lethal.
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DEPRESSANTS (ALCOHOL, BENZODIAZEPINES) - watery eyes; drowsiness; thick, slurred speech and sluggish reactions; uncoordinated
Sometimes the risks of designer drugs like cocaine are minimized because the stimulating effects don't produce the kinds of impairments seen with central nervous system depressants like alcohol.
Key Point: Except for anticonvulsants in documented seizure history, all central nervous system depressants should be stopped when a sedating antihistamine is given to a frail older nursing home patient.
Alcohol and other central nervous system depressants, along with PCP and inhalants (solvents), all cause people to exhibit similar symptoms.
Among the wide range of medications that may affect sexual functions are diuretics (water pills), antihypertensives (blood-pressure medicine), antiarrhythmics (for irregular heart-beat), antihistamines (for allergies), antiandrogens (for certain cancers), anticholinergics, ulcer medications, cancer drugs, central nervous system depressants, sedatives, hypnotics, antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, antipsychotics, and alcohol.
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