alprazolam

noun
al·​praz·​o·​lam | \ al-ˈpra-zə-ˌlam How to pronounce alprazolam (audio) \

Definition of alprazolam

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

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Ramos pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute suboxone and alprazolam and received a two-year probation sentence. Breanne Kovatch, BostonGlobe.com, "Inmate pleads guilty to smuggling drugs into South Walpole correctional facility," 18 June 2019 Chad Connors, 42, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of conspiracy to distribute suboxone, a narcotic, and alprazolam, a sedative, Lelling’s office said in a statement. Breanne Kovatch, BostonGlobe.com, "Inmate pleads guilty to smuggling drugs into South Walpole correctional facility," 18 June 2019 Owners have written about giving common psychiatric drugs such as buspirone, trazodone and alprazolam (Xanax, for humans) to their pets. Nathaniel Morris, Washington Post, "Does your pooch really need Prozac?," 28 Apr. 2018 Owners have written about giving common psychiatric drugs such as buspirone, trazodone and alprazolam (Xanax, for humans) to their pets. Nathaniel Morris, Washington Post, "Does your pooch really need Prozac?," 28 Apr. 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce alprazolam (audio) \

Medical Definition of alprazolam

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

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