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alprazolam

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noun al·praz·o·lam \al-ˈpra-zə-ˌlam\

Definition of alprazolam

  1. :  a benzodiazepine tranquilizer C17H13ClN4 used especially to treat mild to moderate anxiety



Origin of alprazolam

alprazol- (perhaps from rearrangement of letters in triazole — compound with a ring composed of two carbon and three nitrogen atoms — and benzodiazepine) + -am (as in diazepam)


First Known Use: 1973


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alprazolam

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noun al·praz·o·lam \al-ˈpraz-ə-ˌlam\

Medical Definition of alprazolam

  1. :  a benzodiazepine tranquilizer C17H13ClN4 used especially in the treatment of mild to moderate anxiety—see xanax




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