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Hypnotics and Sedatives

Known as: Sedative and Hypnotic, sedatives hypnotics, hypnotics sedatives 
A drug that calms and soothes, and reduces stress and tension. Tranquilizers are used to treat anxiety and insomnia.
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Highly Cited
2013
Highly Cited
2013
BACKGROUND Survivors of critical illness often have a prolonged and disabling form of cognitive impairment that remains… 
Review
2005
Review
2005
Abstract Objectives To quantify and compare potential benefits (subjective reports of sleep variables) and risks (adverse events… 
Review
2003
Review
2003
CONTEXT Goal-directed delivery of sedative and analgesic medications is recommended as standard care in intensive care units… 
Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Sedative medications are widely used in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Structured assessment of sedation and agitation is… 
Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
Background Continuous infusions of sedative drugs in the intensive care unit may prolong the duration of mechanical ventilation… 
Review
1999
Review
1999
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate critically the evidence linking psychotropic drugs with falls in older people. 
Highly Cited
1987
Highly Cited
1987
Clinical, genetic, and neuropsychopharmacological studies of developmental factors in alcoholism are providing a better… 
Highly Cited
1987
Highly Cited
1987
with compete loss of memory, difficulty with motor movements and speaking. Can produce physical and psychological dependence… 
Highly Cited
1977
Highly Cited
1977
Diazepam, a potent minor tranquilizer, binds with high affinity to a specific benzodiazepine receptor that occurs exclusively in… 
Highly Cited
1974
Highly Cited
1974
Alphaxalone-alphadolone (Althesin), diluted and administered as a controlled infusion, was used as a sedative for 30 patients in…