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barbiturates
depressant drugs formerly used as sleeping pills; currently used in anesthesia and treatment for epilepsy
anxiolytic
anxiety-reducing
sedative-hypnotic effects
the calming and sleep inducing effects of some drugs
general anesthesia
the reduction of pain by rendering the subject unconscious
rebound insomnia
inability to sleep produced as a withdrawal symptom associated with some depressant drugs
REM rebound
an increase in the rapid eye movement or REM stage of sleep when withdrawing from drugs that suppresses REM time
benzodiazepines
currently the most widely prescribed anxiolytic drugs
anterograde amnesia
loss or limitation of the ability to form new memories