Definition of lorazepam
: a benzodiazepine tranquilizer C15H10Cl2N2O2 used especially to relieve anxiety and insomnia and to control epileptic seizures
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Toxicology tests showed the presence of barbiturates, caffeine and lorazepam, also known as Ativan, for relief of anxiety.
The IG’s investigation found the nurse on at least 18 occasions took for her personal use oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine and lorazepam that were intended for Community Living Center geriatric patients.
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Origin and Etymology of lorazepam
probably from chlor- + -azepam (as in diazepam)
First Known Use: 1969See Words from the same year
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