diazepam

noun
di·az·e·pam | \dī-ˈa-zə-ˌpam \

Definition of diazepam 

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

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Nevada refused Pfizer’s demand last year to return the company’s diazepam and fentanyl, which has been blamed for overdoses nationwide but has not been used in an execution. Ken Ritter, USA TODAY, "Nevada execution in doubt after pharmaceutical company lawsuit," 11 July 2018 Nevada refused Pfizer's demand last year to return the company's diazepam and fentanyl, which has been blamed for overdoses nationwide but has not been used in an execution. NBC News, "Nevada execution in doubt after drug company sues to stop it," 11 July 2018 Nevada refused Pfizer’s demand last year to return the company’s diazepam and fentanyl, which has been blamed for overdoses nationwide but has not been used in an execution. Ken Ritter, Time, "A Drug Company Is Suing to Stop Its Drug From Being Used in a Nevada Execution," 11 July 2018 Alvogen's midazolam was substituted in May for Nevada's expired stock of diazepam, commonly known as Valium. Author: Ken Ritter, Michelle L. Price, Anchorage Daily News, "Execution blocked after company objects to use of its drug," 12 July 2018 Midazolam was substituted in May for expired prison stocks of diazepam, a similar sedative commonly known as Valium. Ken Ritter, The Seattle Times, "Drug company’s lawsuit could derail Nevada execution," 10 July 2018 The plan doubles the number of possible injections of the sedative from four for diazepam to 10 for midazolam. Ken Ritter, The Seattle Times, "Nevada switches drug to be used in 1st execution since 2006," 3 July 2018 In their legal quest to avoid a painful death, the prisoners offer up a dark variety of alternatives, including firing squad, sevoflurane gas, diazepam and fentanyl, an oral dose of secobarbital and pentobarbital. Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle, "Arkansas death row inmates want to know where Texas gets its death drugs," 26 June 2018 Other medications and supplements that may help include alprazolam (Xanax), gabapentin and diazepam (Valium), as well as natural products such as Zylkene and Anxitane. Kim Campbell Thornton, sacbee, "Five ways to help your pet stay calm when a storm sweeps in," 13 June 2018

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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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diazepam

noun
di·az·e·pam | \dī-ˈaz-ə-ˌpam \

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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