Definition of Depressant

1. Noun. A drug that reduces excitability and calms a person.




2. Adjective. Capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent.

Definition of Depressant

1. n. An agent or remedy which lowers the vital powers.

Definition of Depressant

1. Noun. (pharmacology) A pharmacological substance which decreases neuronal or physiological activity. ¹

2. Adjective. Acting as a depressant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Depressant

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Medical Definition of Depressant

1. An agent or remedy which lowers the vital powers. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Depressant

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1. Alcohol; Its Relation to Human Efficiency and Longevity by Eugene Lyman Fisk (1917)
"II ALCOHOL A depressant THE question now arises as to what effect this evidence has on ... Alcohol is found to be uniformly a depressant. It is, of course, ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1868)
"So far as I have experienced and noted its effect, it is promptly depressant; and even the mental exhilaration consequent upon sudden transition to ease ..."

3. A Manual of pharmacology and its applications to therapeutics and toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"Anatomic Localization of depressant Effects.—The anatomic methods of localization are quite simple, since the problem concerns a purely efferent path. ..."

4. Therapeutics, Materia Medica, and Pharmacy: Including the Special by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1909)
"... so powerful an agent, which by over-stimulation may act as a heart-depressant. In rheumatic fever it lowers the temperature, shortens the duration of ..."

5. A Text-book of practical therapeutics by Hobart Amory Hare (1894)
"... combined with 30 drops (2.0) of sweet spirit of nitre, care being taken that the depressant effect of the potassium is counterbalanced by stimulants. ..."

6. Therapeutic Gazette (1898)
"In the selection of a hypnotic the one least depressant to the patient's vitality and least apt to be followed by depression should always be given ..."

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