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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0040616

NCI Thesaurus Code: C28197  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Pharmacologic Substance

NCIt Definition: Any agent used to treat anxiety.

NCI-GLOSS Definition: 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 anxiolytic agents block the action of certain chemicals in the nervous system.

MSH Definition: Agents that alleviate ANXIETY, tension, and ANXIETY DISORDERS, promote sedation, and have a calming effect without affecting clarity of consciousness or neurologic conditions. ADRENERGIC BETA-ANTAGONISTS are commonly used in the symptomatic treatment of anxiety but are not included here.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Agents, Anti-Anxiety
Agents, Anxiolytic
Agents, Minor Tranquilizing
Agents, Minor Tranquillizing
Anti Anxiety Agents
Anti Anxiety Drugs
anti-agents
Anti-Anxiety Agents
Anti-Anxiety Drugs
antianxiety agents
antianxiety agent
antianxiety tranquilizers
Anxiolytic (product)
Anxiolytic agent (substance)
anxiolytic agents
Anxiolytic Agent
anxiolytics
anxiolytic
Drugs, Anti-Anxiety
Minor Tanquilizer
minor tranquilizers
Minor Tranquilizing Agents
Minor Tranquillizing Agents
Tranquilizing Agents, Minor
Tranquillizing Agents, Minor

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C28197 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AN note entry term ANTI-ANXIETY EFFECT: use only for the anti-anxiety effect of a chemical substance MSH
AQL AD AE AN BL CF CH CL CS CT EC HI IM IP ME PD PK PO RE SD ST TO TU UR MSH
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000448009 SNOMEDCT_US
CHEBI_ID CHEBI:35474 NCI
CTV3ID X794m SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID XUWFw SNOMEDCT_US
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000074008 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 2484-5912 CSP
DX 19750901 MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20020731 SNOMEDCT_US
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20040131 SNOMEDCT_US
FX D000319 MSH
FX D001007 MSH
FX D001008 MSH
HN 95; was TRANQUILIZING AGENTS, MINOR 1975-94; ANTI-ANXIETY AGENTS was see TRANQUILIZING AGENTS, MINOR 1975-94 MSH
HN ETOH descriptor 2000. AOD
LEVEL USP Category USPMG
MDA 19990101 MSH
MMR 20140625 MSH
MN D27.505.696.277.950.015 MSH
MN D27.505.954.427.210.950.015 MSH
MN D27.505.954.427.700.872.015 MSH
OL use ANTI-ANXIETY AGENTS to search TRANQUILIZING AGENTS, MINOR 1975-94 MSH
PM 95; was TRANQUILIZING AGENTS, MINOR 1975-94; ANTI-ANXIETY AGENTS was see TRANQUILIZING AGENTS, MINOR 1975-94 MSH
RN 0 MSH
SOS Also called minor tranquilizers, this term was introduced to distinguish these drugs from the "major tranquilizers" (neuroleptics) used for the treatment of psychotic disorders. Minor tranquilizing agents are used in the treatment of anxiety disorders. The term "minor tranquilizer" has been incorrectly assumed to indicate an absence of harmful effects. There still is dependence potential in these drugs. AOD
SOS Tranquilizers prescribed as sedatives to reduce anxiety and tension; sometimes called minor tranquilizers, as distinct from the major or (antipsychotic) tranquilizers. They are widely prescribed as sedatives that have relatively few other significant effects on emotional, cognitive, or perceptual processes, although there is much disagreement surrounding the extent to which they achieve this goal. Unlike the antipsychotic tranquilizers, which do not produce euphoria or other pleasant effects and rarely are used nonmedically, the antianxiety tranquilizers produce effects subjectively similar to alcohol and barbiturates and often are used nonmedically. In much of the scientific literature, the term is restricted to the benzodiazepine derivatives chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride and diazepam and the propanediol derivative meprobamate. Sometimes the term is used in a broader sense to refer to other of the new nonbarbiturate sedatives, such as glutethimide and methaqualone. The antianxiety tranquilizers should not be confused with the antidepressants. AOD
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~X794m SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XUWFw SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
TERMUI T041446 MSH
TERMUI T041447 MSH
TERMUI T041448 MSH
TERMUI T041449 MSH
TERMUI T041450 MSH
TERMUI T041451 MSH
TH NLM (1975) MSH
TH NLM (1995) MSH
TH UNK (19XX) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US

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