lorazepam

noun lor·az·e·pam \ lȯr-ˈa-zə-ˌpam \

Definition of lorazepam

: a benzodiazepine tranquilizer C15H10Cl2N2O2 used especially to relieve anxiety and insomnia and to control epileptic seizures

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Origin and Etymology of lorazepam

probably from chlor- + -azepam (as in diazepam)


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lorazepam

noun lor·az·e·pam \ lȯr-ˈaz-ə-ˌpam \

medical Definition of lorazepam

: a benzodiazepine tranquilizer C15H10Cl2N2O2 used especially to relieve anxiety and insomnia, to control status epilepticus, and as a premedication before surgery
Note: Lorazepam is marketed under the trademark Ativan.

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