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Acting as a depressant
A pharmacological substance which decreases neuronal or physiological activity

Alcohol acts first as a stimulant and then as a depressant.

{s} sedative, reducing the vital activities (Medicine); causing depression; reducing economic activity
An agent or remedy which lowers the vital powers
capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
Any of several drugs that sedate by acting on the central nervous system: medical uses include the treatment of anxiety, tension, and high blood pressure
{i} someone or something that depresses; substance which depresses bodily activity (i.e. alcohol); sedative, drug that reduces tension and anxiety
A substance that reduces a bodily functional activity or an instinctive desire, such as appetite
a substance or drug that makes your body processes slower and makes you feel very relaxed or sleepy stimulant
An anti-depressant is a drug which is used to treat people who are suffering from depression
Drugs that relieve anxiety and produce sleep Depressants include barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol
Drugs that reduce the activity of thecentral nervous system, leading to a sense of relaxation, drowsiness, and lowered inhibitions (p 183)
chemicals that slow down behaviour or cognitive processes-alcohol, barbiturates, opiates-SLANG NAME DOWNERS
Drugs that slow down the nervous system
Psychoactive drugs that tend to reduce arousal Alcohol, barbiturates, and opiates are examples