Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A drug, C21H31N5O2, used in its hydrochloride form to treat anxiety disorders.

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  • noun An anxiolytic agent and serotonin receptor agonist of the azaspirodecanedione class of compounds.

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  • noun a drug (trade name BuSpar) designed specifically for anxiety

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[bu(tyl) + spir(ane), compound having two rings that share one atom (from German Spiran, from Latin spīra, coil; see spire) + –one.]

Examples

  • (Though buspirone is also an anti-anxiety alternative.) — Rodney

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  • Politis said the study also suggested that drugs known as serotonin receptor agonists -- such as the anxiety drug buspirone which is available as a generic and sold by Bristol-Myers

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  • (Sular); and antidepressants, such as buspirone (BuSpar), sertraline (Zoloft) - to name a few.

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  • (Sular); and antidepressants, such as buspirone (BuSpar), sertraline (Zoloft) - to name a few.

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  • There are other drugs, like buspirone, that deliver similar effects, but they also carry risks, like a lowered seizure threshold.

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  • Lorazipam ... it helped, a lot, but going off the buspirone abruptly had me seriously suicidal when it left my system.

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  • Fortunately, some of the symptoms of withdrawal from cocaine and similar drugs—including insomnia, restlessness, and anxiety—can be treated with nonaddictive medications such as trazodone (Desyrel) and buspirone (Buspar).

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  • Fortunately, some of the symptoms of withdrawal from cocaine and similar drugs—including insomnia, restlessness, and anxiety—can be treated with nonaddictive medications such as trazodone (Desyrel) and buspirone (Buspar).

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  • For my mood thingy, he gave me a 'scrip for buspirone, which he says works like Valium, but is not habit-forming, and doesn't make you want to zombie out, just help even the mood, to be taken as needed.

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