A sedative or tranquilliser
 is a substance that induces
At higher doses it may result in slurred speech, staggering
Sedatives can be misused to produce an overly-calming effect (
There is some overlap between the terms "sedative" and "
Advances in pharmacology have permitted more specific targeting of receptors, and greater selectivity of agents, which necessitates greater precision when describing these agents and their effects:
The term "chemical
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