n. a class of medicinal drugs used in the control of anxiety, behavioral agitation, and occasional insomnia. Formerly known as minor tranquilizers, these drugs can also be used as adjunctive agents in the treatment of depression and panic disorder. The most widely used are benzodiazepines - although these have addictive properties. See also azaspirones- sedative- hypnotic, and anxiolytic drugs.
ANXIOLYTICS: "A person was provided anxiolytics in order to combat constant feelings of anxiety. "