[ muh-proh-buh-meyt, mep-roh-bam-eyt ]
/ məˈproʊ bəˌmeɪt, ˌmɛp roʊˈbæm eɪt /
a white powder, C9H18N2O4, used in medicine chiefly as a tranquilizer for treating anxiety, tension, and skeletal muscle spasm.
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Examples from the Web for meprobamate
In a few cases in which I tried tranquilizing pills of the meprobamate type there was some slight improvement.Disturbing Sun|Robert Shirley Richardson
British Dictionary definitions for meprobamate
/ (məˈprəʊbəˌmeɪt, ˌmɛprəʊˈbæmeɪt) /
a white bitter powder used as a hypnotic. Formula: C 9 H 18 N 2 O 4
Word Origin for meprobamate
me (thyl) + pro (pyl + car) bamate
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Medicine definitions for meprobamate
[ mĕp′rō-băm′āt′, mĕ-prō′bə- ]
A carbamate derivative used as a sedative and a muscle relaxant.
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