Origin of oxazepam

1960–65; (hydr)ox(y) + (benzodi)azep(in), components of its chemical name + am(ide)
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oxazepam in Medicine


  1. A tranquilizing drug related to benzodiazepine and used especially in the treatment of insomnia and alcohol withdrawal.
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