chlor·​di·​az·​epox·​ide | \ ˌklȯr-dī-ˌa-zə-ˈpäk-ˌsīd How to pronounce chlordiazepoxide (audio) \

Definition of chlordiazepoxide

: a benzodiazepine C16H14ClN3O related to diazepam and used in the form of its hydrochloride especially as a tranquilizer and to treat the withdrawal symptoms of alcoholism

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Recent Examples on the Web Alcohol was detected in his blood samples, and a toxicology panel detected the prescription anti-anxiety drugs Nordiazepam and Librium (chlordiazepoxide). Jay Cannon, USA TODAY, "'Game of Thrones,' Trump's border and an 'OK' symbol: Our most-read stories of 2019," 17 Dec. 2019 The benzo family includes diazepam, or Valium; clonazepam, or Klonopin; lorazepam, or Ativan; chlordiazepoxide, or Librium; and the one most commonly known to the pop culture, alprazolan, or Xanax, among others. Arash Javanbakht, The Conversation, "Where is my Xanax Rx? Why your doctor may be concerned about prescribing benzodiazepines," 18 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of chlordiazepoxide

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chlordiazepoxide

chlor- + benzodiazepine + oxide

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“Chlordiazepoxide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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chlor·​di·​az·​epox·​ide | \ ˌklōr-dī-ˌaz-ə-ˈpäk-ˌsīd, ˌklȯr- How to pronounce chlordiazepoxide (audio) \

Medical Definition of chlordiazepoxide

: a benzodiazepine that is structurally and pharmacologically related to diazepam and is used in the form of its hydrochloride C16H14ClN3O·HCl especially as a tranquilizer and to treat the withdrawal symptoms of alcoholism — see librium

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