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n. all of the genetic material contained in an organism or cell. The Human Genome Project mapped the estimated 20,000 to 25,000 genes in human DNA.

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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).