<pharmacology> A medication with tranquilising properties. most sedatives (tranquillisers) can also promote sleep. Overdosage of a sedative medication can lead to dangerous respiratory depression (slowed breathing). A large group of medications with sedative effects are the benzodiazepines.
Origin: L. Sedativus
(09 Oct 1997)
|Bookmark with:||word visualiser||Go and visit our forums|