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1) sedative. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Most sedatives act as mild depressants of the nervous system, lessening general nervous activity or reducing the irritability or activity of a specific organ. Sedatives...

2) benzodiazepine. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Benzodiazepines are also prescribed for epilepsy and alcohol withdrawal. Introduced in the early 1960s with chlordiazepoxide (Librium), benzodiazepines were heralded...

3) drug addiction and drug abuse. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Traditional definitions of addiction, with their criteria of physical dependence and withdrawal (and often an underlying tenor of depravity and sin) have been modified...

4) psychopharmacology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The term is usually applied more specifically to the study and synthesis of drugs used in the control of psychiatric illnesses, namely the antipsychotic, antianxiety,...

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