[ dahy-az-uh-pam ]
/ daɪˈæz əˌpæm /
a benzodiazepine, C16H13ClN2O, used for alleviation of anxiety and tension, as a hypnotic, a muscle relaxant, and an anticonvulsant, and in alcohol withdrawal.
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Origin of diazepam
First recorded in 1960–65; (benzo)diazep(ine) + -am (of uncertain origin)
Words nearby diazepam
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British Dictionary definitions for diazepam
/ (daɪˈæzəˌpæm) /
a chemical compound used as a minor tranquillizer and muscle relaxant and to treat acute epilepsy. Formula: C 16 H 13 ClN 2 O
Word Origin for diazepam
C20: from di- 1 + azo- + ep (oxide) + -am
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Medical definitions for diazepam
[ dī-ăz′ə-păm′ ]
A tranquilizer used in the treatment of anxiety and tension and as a sedative, a muscle relaxant, and an anticonvulsant.
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Scientific definitions for diazepam
[ dī-ăz′ə-păm′ ]
A drug, C16H13ClN2O, used in the treatment of anxiety and as a sedative, muscle relaxant, and anticonvulsant.
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