Lorazepam vs Sedative - What's the difference?

lorazepam | sedative |


As nouns the difference between lorazepam and sedative

is that lorazepam is a benzodiazepine drug, used in the treatment of anxiety while sedative is an agent or drug that sedates, having a calming or soothing effect, or inducing sleep.

As an adjective sedative is

calming, soothing, inducing sleep, tranquilizing.

lorazepam

Noun

(-)
  • (pharmaceutical drug) A benzodiazepine drug, used in the treatment of anxiety.
  • sedative

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An agent or drug that sedates, having a calming or soothing effect, or inducing sleep.
  • Synonyms

    * (agents that cause sleep) sleeping pill, soporific, tranquilizer * (other agents that sedate) anxiolytic, depressant, downer

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Calming]], soothing, inducing sleep, [[tranquilize, tranquilizing
  • Synonyms

    * ataractic * ataraxic

    References

    * (wikipedia "sedative")

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