zolpidem

[ zohl-pi-dem, zohl-pid-uhm ]

nounPharmacology.
  1. a sedative hypnotic drug, (C19H21N3O)2·C4H6O6, closely related in effect to the benzodiazepines, used in the treatment of insomnia.

Origin of zolpidem

1
First recorded in 1950–55; abbreviation of (a)zol(e) + p(yrim)id(ine) + alteration of amide

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