Definition of Somnifacient

1. Adjective. inducing or causing sleep ¹



2. Noun. any pharmaceutical product that causes sleep ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Somnifacient

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Somnifacient

1. Synonym: soporific. Origin: L. Somnus, sleep, + facio, to make (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Somnifacient

somnambulisms
somnambulist
somnambulistic
somnambulistic trance
somnambulistically
somnambulists
somner
somners
somnial
somniate
somniated
somniates
somniative
somniatory
somniculous
somnifacient (current term)
somnifacients
somniferous
somniferously
somnific
somnifugous
somniloquence
somniloquies
somniloquism
somniloquisms
somniloquist
somniloquists
somniloquous
somniloquy
somnipathies

Literary usage of Somnifacient

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1. A Text-book of practical therapeutics: With Especial Reference to the by Hobart Amory Hare (1894)
"It is also used as a flavoring substance in somnifacient mixtures, and is of value in prescriptions for serous diarrhoea. ..."

2. Modern Materia Medica and Therapeutics by Arthur Albert Stevens (1909)
"As a somnifacient it is more prompt and effective than urethane, but distinctly less ... It is an agreeable and safe somnifacient, only suitable, however, ..."

3. International Clinics: A Quarterly of Clinical Lectures by Henry W. Cattell, M. D. Witherspoon (1916)
"To give a somnifacient is, however, always an evil and only sometimes a lesser evil than the actual loss of sleep. If, as is true for a great many people ..."

4. Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Students and Practitioners of Medicine by Horatio Charles Wood (1916)
"Clinically veronal has been used to an enormous extent and has proven a reliable somnifacient and, if used with discretion, relatively safe. ..."

5. Modern Materia Medica and Therapeutics by Arthur Albert Stevens (1903)
"It has proved most efficacious as a somnifacient in insanity associated with ... is ar excellent somnifacient when sleeplessness is attended wit! great ..."

6. Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Students and Practitioners of Medicine by Horatio Charles Wood (1916)
"Clinically veronal has been used to an enormous extent and has proven a reliable somnifacient and, if used with discretion, relatively safe. ..."

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