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zolpidem

[ zohl-pi-dem, zohl-pid-uhm ]
/ ˈzoʊl pɪˌdɛm, zoʊlˈpɪd əm /
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noun Pharmacology.
a sedative hypnotic drug, (C19H21N3O)2·C4H6O6, closely related in effect to the benzodiazepines, used in the treatment of insomnia.
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Origin of zolpidem

First recorded in 1950–55; abbreviation of (a)zol(e) + p(yrim)id(ine) + alteration of amide
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