alprazolam

noun al·praz·o·lam \ al-ˈpra-zə-ˌlam \
Updated on: 16 Jan 2018

Definition of alprazolam

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

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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)


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alprazolam

noun al·praz·o·lam \ al-ˈpraz-ə-ˌlam \

medical Definition of alprazolam

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

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