Anxiolytics refers to the medications that reduce the symptoms of anxiety. Anxiolytics are prescription drugs used to treat and prevent anxiety disorders.
Anxiety is an emotional state in which fear dominates a person's life. Drugs that are often prescribed to manage anxiety episodes are known as benzodiazepines. Probably the best-known example of a benzodiazepine is the anxiolytic diazepam. In the United States, diazepam is sold under the brand name Valium.
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Anxiolytics refer to drugs (such as Valium) that produce relaxation or reduce anxiety; Anxiety-reducing drugs