alprazolam

noun
al·​praz·​o·​lam | \al-ˈpra-zə-ˌlam \

Definition of alprazolam 

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

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The Boston Globe/Getty Images Pfizer manufactures Xanax, an antianxiety medication also known as alprazolam, but its patent has expired. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, "The Uphill Fight Against Fake Prescription Drugs," 8 Oct. 2018 The results from the Laboratory of Forensic Services show Clark tested positive for ethanol (0.08 percent), cocaine metabolite, cannabinoids, codeine, alprazolam and etizolam in his blood and codeine and hydrocdone in his urine. CBS News, "Coroner releases Stephon Clark autopsy, but it differs from private one commissioned by family," 1 May 2018 Deputies were mostly concerned with the Tramidol and alprazolam but examined a long list of other medications found in Torres Perez's vehicle. Gwen Filosa, miamiherald, "Police found him with 600 pills, including Xanax and opioids. And not one prescription.," 7 June 2018 Other medications and supplements that may help include alprazolam (Xanax), gabapentin and diazepam (Valium), as well as natural products such as Zylkene and Anxitane. Kim Campbell Thornton, sacbee, "Five ways to help your pet stay calm when a storm sweeps in," 13 June 2018 In his possession, deputies said: 120 pills and 25 half-pills of 40-milligram Tramidol, a narcotic-like pain pill, and alprazolam, the trade name for Xanax. Gwen Filosa, miamiherald, "Police found him with 600 pills, including Xanax and opioids. And not one prescription.," 7 June 2018 Wendy Blackstone died from smoke inhalation and an overdose of alprazolam, a sedative, according to an autopsy. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "TV producer accused of drugging, killing deaf sister, her dogs in staged fire," 16 Apr. 2018 Owners have written about giving common psychiatric drugs such as buspirone, trazodone and alprazolam (Xanax, for humans) to their pets. Nathaniel Morris, chicagotribune.com, "Does your pooch really need Prozac?," 1 May 2018 The results from NMS Labs show Clark tested positive for ethanol (0.09 percent), cannabinoids, codeine, alprazolam, etizolam, nicotine, hydrocodone and promethazine in his blood. CBS News, "Coroner releases Stephon Clark autopsy, but it differs from private one commissioned by family," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of alprazolam

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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