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[mass noun] A short-acting sedative and hypnotic drug used to treat insomnia.
- ‘For nine years, from 1972-81, the Capitol physician, had prescribed a powerful hypnotic medication, Placidyl, because of his chronic lower back pain.’
- ‘Also in 1986, the FBI conducted an intensive investigation into his dependence on Placidyl, a strong painkiller that he had taken since the early 1970s for insomnia and back pain.’
- ‘He over-dosed on Placidyl - a drug used as a sleeping aid - on April 2, 1987, at 23.’
- ‘And for the nine years between 1972 and the end of 1981, he consumed great quantities of the potent sedative-hypnotic Placidyl.’
- ‘They also produced a non-barbiturate sedative-hypnotic called Placidyl (ethchlorvynol).’
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