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hypnotic in Drugs, medicines topic

hypnotichypnotic2 noun [countable] technical  MDa drug that helps you to sleep syn sleeping pill
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hypnoticPatients rarely develop tolerance to benzodiazepines used as hypnotics.Most hypnotics appear to lose their sleep-promoting properties within three to fourteen days of continuous use.Barbifurafes Barbiturates are a major class of hypnotics that have been in use since the early l9OOs.Rebound A serious problem with the use of hypnotics, particularly shorter-acting ones, is rebound insomnia.