benzodiazepine


ben·zo·di·az·e·pine

noun \ˌben-zō-dī-ˈa-zə-ˌpēn\

Definition of BENZODIAZEPINE

:  any of a group of aromatic lipophilic amines (as diazepam and chlordiazepoxide) used especially as tranquilizers

Origin of BENZODIAZEPINE

benz- + di- + az- + -epine (from hepta- + 2-ine)
First Known Use: 1934

ben·zo·di·az·e·pine

noun \ˌben-zō-dī-ˈaz-ə-ˌpēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BENZODIAZEPINE

: any of a group of aromatic lipophilic amines (as diazepam and chlordiazepoxide) used especially as tranquilizers

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