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lorazepam

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noun lor·az·e·pam \lȯr-ˈa-zə-ˌpam\

Definition of lorazepam

  1. :  benzodiazepine C15H10Cl2N2O2 used especially to relieve anxiety



Origin and Etymology of lorazepam

probably from chlor- + -azepam (as in diazepam)


First Known Use: 1969


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lorazepam

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noun lor·az·e·pam \lȯr-ˈaz-ə-ˌpam\

Medical Definition of lorazepam

  1. :  a benzodiazepine tranquilizer C15H10Cl2N2O2 used especially to relieve anxiety and insomnia, to control status epilepticus, and as a premedication before surgery Lorazepam is marketed under the trademark Ativan.




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