benzodiazepine

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noun ben·zo·di·az·e·pine \ ˌben-zō-dī-ˈa-zə-ˌpēn \

Definition of benzodiazepine

:any of a group of aromatic lipophilic amines (such as diazepam and chlordiazepoxide) used especially as tranquilizers

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Origin and Etymology of benzodiazepine

benz- + di- + az- + -epine (from hepta- + 2-ine)


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benzodiazepine

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noun ben·zo·di·az·e·pine \ ˌben-zō-dī-ˈaz-ə-ˌpēn \

medical Definition of benzodiazepine

:any of a group of aromatic lipophilic amines (as diazepam and chlordiazepoxide) used especially as tranquilizers

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