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oxazepam

[ ok-saz-uh-pam ]

noun

, Pharmacology.
  1. a benzodiazepine, C 1 5 H 1 1 ClN 2 O 2 , used in the management of anxiety, insomnia, and alcohol withdrawal.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of oxazepam1

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

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