diazepam

noun
di·​az·​e·​pam | \ dī-ˈa-zə-ˌpam How to pronounce diazepam (audio) \

Definition of diazepam

: a tranquilizer C16H13ClN2O used especially to relieve anxiety and tension and as a muscle relaxant

Examples of diazepam in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Toxicological testing of Rivera's body found caffeine, a therapeutic level of phentermine and low levels of amphetamine and diazepam in Rivera's system. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "Naya Rivera investigative report: 'Glee' star suffered from vertigo which 'would get worse' in water," 12 Sep. 2020 But all types of nerve agent poisoning can be treated with standard antidotes such as atropine and diazepam. Robert Chilcott, Ars Technica, "Novichok: How are victims surviving poisoning?," 5 Sep. 2020 Agents also found vials of diazepam, a sedative, and ketamine, an anesthetic. NBC News, "Ohio plastic surgeon accused of drugging, raping, filming women for years," 10 Mar. 2020 Employees said ketamine was rarely used at the practice and diazepam was never used at the practice. NBC News, "Ohio plastic surgeon accused of drugging, raping, filming women for years," 10 Mar. 2020 Benzodiazepines such as alprazolam, diazepam and lorazepam can be helpful when taken on a short-term basis. Jen Christensen, CNN, "Benzodiazepines might be a 'hidden element' of the US' overdose epidemic -- and doctor visits for prescriptions are increasing," 20 Jan. 2020 In 2019, the board also found Gupta had no records for diazepam and ketamine, even though the drugs were found on site, the affidavit said. NBC News, "Ohio plastic surgeon accused of drugging, raping, filming women for years," 10 Mar. 2020 There are established ways of treating a dependence on benzodiazepines, a class of sedatives—including Klonopin (clonazepam), Valium (diazepam), and Xanax (alprazolam)—used for anxiety, insomnia, and epilepsy. Lindsay Beyerstein, The New Republic, "What Happened to Jordan Peterson?," 10 Mar. 2020 In addition to debit cards and driver’s licenses belonging to other people, officers found hypodermic needles, diazepam, hydrocodone and methamphetamine during a vehicle search, according to the report. Jennifer James, Houston Chronicle, "Report: Friendswood crime drops," 27 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of diazepam

circa 1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diazepam

benzodiazepine + -am (of unknown origin)

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The first known use of diazepam was circa 1961

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18 Sep 2020

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“Diazepam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diazepam. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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diazepam

noun
di·​az·​e·​pam | \ dī-ˈaz-ə-ˌpam How to pronounce diazepam (audio) \

Medical Definition of diazepam

: a synthetic tranquilizer C16H13ClN2O used especially to relieve anxiety and tension and as a muscle relaxant — see valium

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