A tranquilizer (US), tranquillizer (Oxford spelling), or tranquilliser (UK; see spelling differences), is a drug that induces tranquility in an individual.[1]

The term "tranquilizer" is imprecise, and is usually qualified, or replaced with more precise terms:

Mood stabilizers can also be considered tranquilizing agents.[3]

In music

  • Tranquilizer by Fat Jon The Ample Soul Physician, from album Repaint Tomorrow
  • "Транквилизатор" ("Tranquilizer") by the Soviet band Кино (Cinema) from the album "46" (1983)

See also


  1. ^ "tranquilizer" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  2. ^ "WordNet Search - 3.0". Retrieved 2009-01-01. 
  3. ^ Tranquilizing Agents at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)