diazepam

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noun di·az·e·pam \dī-ˈa-zə-ˌpam\

Definition of diazepam

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

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Origin and Etymology of diazepam

benzodiazepine + -am (of unknown origin)


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diazepam

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noun di·az·e·pam \dī-ˈaz-ə-ˌpam\

Medical Definition of diazepam

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


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