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- n. Plural form of calmative.
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For example, a research group from Pennsylvania State University in University Park has identified several drug classes as potential non-lethal agents or 'calmatives'3, including benzodiazepines and 2-adrenoreceptor agonists, as well as individual drugs such as diazepam and dexmedetomidine.
For less serious ailments, a good selection of the herbs suitable for various effects—sedatives, stimulants, calmatives, decongestants, and others—can be kept on hand.
The current situation had him gulping handfuls of calmatives on a daily basis; surely there was something that Melles could do to further destroy his nerves.
A little bit of elementary Googling doesn't seem to turn up even the crack-pottiest holistic medicine ideas for calmatives or sinus-clearing or whatever.
Nor should one assume that even effective calmatives would truly stem violence.
Governments will need to develop a faster acting agent before using calmatives in this way is an attractive option.