Definition of alprazolam
: a benzodiazepine tranquilizer C17H13ClN4 used especially to treat mild to moderate anxiety
Origin and Etymology 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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