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The doctor's composing draught, partially disturbed in its operation for the moment only, had recovered its sedative influence on his brain.
Holmes declares that he overheard me caution him against the great danger of taking more than two drops of castor oil, while I recommended strychnine in large doses as a sedative. However that may be, I was certainly relieved when our cab pulled up with a jerk and the coachman sprang down to open the door.
The situation in which he found himself, indeed, was particularly favourable to the growth of these feelings; for, not to mention the lazy influence of a late and lonely breakfast, with the additional sedative of a newspaper, there was an air of repose about his place of residence peculiar to itself, and which hangs about it, even in these times, when it is more bustling and busy than it was in days of yore.
Having indulged a while in this sedative, she raised her bent body, took the pipe from her lips, and while gazing steadily at the fire, said very deliberately--"You are cold; you are sick; and you are silly."
The lull had a sedative and philosophical influence on Joe, who followed me out into the road to say, as a parting observation that might do me good, "On the Rampage, Pip, and off the Rampage, Pip - such is Life!"
Whiskers, his beady squirrel's eye glittering from out his ruined eyebrow like a live coal in a jungle ambush, broke off long enough to down a sedative draught from his condensed milk can and to mix another.
This skilful see-saw of Mr Dorrit and Mrs Merdle, so that each of them sent the other up, and each of them sent the other down, and neither had the advantage, acted as a sedative on Mr Dorrit's cough.
Watson here would prescribe a sedative. The weather has been so very warm these last few days.
Oral: Most pediatric dentists are trained in the use of some oral sedative medications and many practitioners utilize them.
For example, a fall might be related to exposure to a blood pressure medication or a sedative, but it might be attributed to a resident's arthritis or underlying gait instability.
You will be given medication to help numb the back of your throat and a sedative to help you relax during the exam.
The exposed population represents persons who filled a prescription for a BZD sedative (triazolam or flurazepam) or a BZD tranquillizer (oxazopam, lorazepam or diazepam) between 1979 and 1986.