NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- antianxiety agent
- listen (AN-tee-ang-ZY-eh-tee AY-jent)
- A drug used to treat symptoms of anxiety, such as feelings of fear, dread, uneasiness, and muscle tightness, that may occur as a reaction to stress. Most antianxiety agents block the action of certain chemicals in the nervous system. Also called anxiolytic and anxiolytic agent.