Sentence Examples

  • It causes some pain, so that a sedative should be added.
  • Such a cough is relieved by the sedative action on the central nervous system.
  • The sedative effect of lead lotion in pruritus is well known.
  • While water containing much saline matter, and more especially water containing free carbonic acid, has a very stimulating action upon the skin, mud has a sedative effect, so that in a mud-bath one feels a pleasant soothing sensation as if bathing in cream.
  • Hence bromide of potassium - or bromide of sodium, which is possibly somewhat safer still though not quite so certain in its action - is used as a hypnotic, as the standard anaphrodisiac, as a sedative in mania and all forms of morbid mental excitement, and in hyperaesthesia of all kinds.