chlordiazepoxide

noun

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

Examples of chlordiazepoxide in a Sentence

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, 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, 18 Oct. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

chlor- + benzodiazepine + oxide

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chlordiazepoxide was in 1960

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Cite this Entry

“Chlordiazepoxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chlordiazepoxide. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

chlordiazepoxide

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