- a benzodiazepine, C16H13ClN2O, used for alleviation of anxiety and tension, as a hypnotic, a muscle relaxant, and an anticonvulsant, and in alcohol withdrawal.
Origin of diazepam
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June 8, 2014
- 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
1961, from (benzo)diazep(ine) + -am, apparently an arbitrary suffix. The element diazo- denotes two nitrogen atoms combined with one hydrocarbon radical.
- A tranquilizer used in the treatment of anxiety and tension and as a sedative, a muscle relaxant, and an anticonvulsant.
- A drug, C16H13ClN2O, used in the treatment of anxiety and as a sedative, muscle relaxant, and anticonvulsant.