Definition of clonazepam
: a benzodiazepine C15H10ClN303 used especially as an anticonvulsant in the treatment of epilepsy
Recent Examples of clonazepam from the Web
Benzodiazepines for anxiety and panic disorders (e.g. Xanax [alprazolam], Valium [diazepam], Klonopin [clonazepam], and Ativan [lorazepam]) are known to cause drowsiness.
Finally, a psychiatrist started her on the clonazepam three times a day as needed.
Then there is Klonopin, the brand name for the pill known as clonazepam, which was originally brought to the market in 1975 as a medication for epileptic seizures.
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Origin and Etymology of clonazepam
chlor- + phenyl + -azepam (as in diazepam)
First Known Use: 1970See Words from the same year
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