Definition of alprazolam
: a benzodiazepine tranquilizer C17H13ClN4 used especially to treat mild to moderate anxiety
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Nine people who are said to have obtained fraudulent prescriptions for oxycodone, hydrocodone, alprazolam, amphetamine/dextroamphetamine (Adderall) and Klonopin, were also named in the indictment, the newspaper reported.
Benzodiazepines for anxiety and panic disorders (e.g. Xanax [alprazolam], Valium [diazepam], Klonopin [clonazepam], and Ativan [lorazepam]) are known to cause drowsiness.
Brown was booked with possession with intent to distribute about 3-1/2 pounds of marijuana, 92 tablets of ecstasy and 44 Alprazolam pills, the agency said.
According to a toxicology report, Hollins tested positive for coedeine and alprazolam, an anti-anxiety drug, police said.
Ledger had at least two categories of tranquilizers: benzodiazepines including alprazolam (Xanax) and other sleep aids like zolpidem (Ambien).
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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)
First Known Use: 1973See Words from the same year
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