n. a psychoactive drug used in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder. (Trade name: BuSpar) As a non-benzodiazepine anxiolytic, it provides relief without sedating the patient or causing behavioral disinhibition. Reducing the risk of dependence, this is also less-addicting than benzodiazepines.

BUSPIRONE: " Buspiron is an axiolytic drug which helps manage anxiety and its accompany symptoms such as fear, irritability, and dizziness. "
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