Definition of diazepam
: a tranquilizer C16H13ClN2O used especially to relieve anxiety and tension and as a muscle relaxant
Recent Examples of diazepam from the Web
By the late '90s, for example, the classic antianxiety drug diazepam (also known as Valium) was still beating placebo in France and Belgium.
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Origin and Etymology of diazepam
benzodiazepine + -am (of unknown origin)
First Known Use: circa 1961See Words from the same year
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