oxazepam

[ ok-saz-uh-pam ]
/ ɒkˈsæz əˌpæm /

noun Pharmacology.

a benzodiazepine, C15H11ClN2O2, used in the management of anxiety, insomnia, and alcohol withdrawal.

Nearby words

  1. oxalis,
  2. oxaloacetic acid,
  3. oxalosis,
  4. oxalosuccinic acid,
  5. oxaluria,
  6. oxazine,
  7. oxblood,
  8. oxbow,
  9. oxbow chest,
  10. oxbow front

Origin of oxazepam

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

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Medicine definitions for oxazepam

oxazepam

[ ŏk-săzə-păm′ ]

n.

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

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