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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Tranquilizante

Tranquilizer (TRANG-kwih-LY-zer)
A drug that calms and soothes, and reduces stress and tension. Tranquilizers are used to treat anxiety and insomnia.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.