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gatekeeper role

the responsibility of judges to determine the admissibility in court of both scientific and nonscientific expert testimony according to criteria relevant to reliability. See also Daubert test; Kumho Tire Co. v. Patrick Carmichaelkumho-tire-co-v-patrick-carmichael.

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tranquilizer

tranquilizer

n. a drug that is used to reduce physiological and subjective symptoms of anxiety. In the past, distinctions were made between so-called major tranquilizers (antipsychotics) and minor tranquilizers (anxiolytics; e.g., benzodiazepines).