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[Fr Valeria, the name of a Roman province, where the plant was common] A perennial herb (Valeriana officinalis) used as a sedative and sleep aid. The drug acts by inhibiting the breakdown of gamma-aminobutyric acid in the brain. It may interact with other sedatives and hypnotics such as alcohol and barbituates. Its effectiveness is limited. SYN: SEE: garden heliotrope; SEE: garden valerian
Venes, Donald, editor. "Valerian." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/763466/all/valerian.
Valerian. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/763466/all/valerian. Accessed May 23, 2019.
Valerian. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/763466/all/valerian
Valerian [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 May 23]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/763466/all/valerian.
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