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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Benzodiazepines, such as as lorazepam and diazepam, are typically prescribed as a sleep aid and to treat anxiety. Mark Lieber, CNN, "Drop in new opioid prescriptions to benzodiazepine patients could reduce overdoses, study suggests," 13 Apr. 2018 Toxicology tests showed the presence of barbiturates, caffeine and lorazepam, also known as Ativan, for relief of anxiety. Ed White, The Denver Post, "Autopsy: Drugs taken by Chris Cornell didn’t cause death," 3 June 2017 Toxicology tests showed the presence of barbiturates, caffeine and lorazepam, also known as Ativan, for relief of anxiety. Ed White, The Denver Post, "Autopsy: Drugs taken by Chris Cornell didn’t cause death," 3 June 2017 Toxicology tests showed the presence of barbiturates, caffeine and lorazepam, also known as Ativan, for relief of anxiety. Ed White, The Denver Post, "Autopsy: Drugs taken by Chris Cornell didn’t cause death," 3 June 2017 Toxicology tests showed the presence of barbiturates, caffeine and lorazepam, also known as Ativan, for relief of anxiety. Ed White, The Denver Post, "Autopsy: Drugs taken by Chris Cornell didn’t cause death," 3 June 2017 Ativan is the brand name for lorazepam,a benzodiazepine, that is used to treat anxiety, drug withdrawal, agoraphobia and seizure disorders, among other things. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, "Was Chris Cornell taking ‘the world’s deadliest’ prescription medication?," 19 May 2017 Benzodiazepines for anxiety and panic disorders (e.g. Xanax [alprazolam], Valium [diazepam], Klonopin [clonazepam], and Ativan [lorazepam]) are known to cause drowsiness. Molly Kimball, OregonLive.com, "Tired all the time? Surprising reasons why, and simple solutions," 14 June 2017 Toxicology tests showed the presence of barbiturates, caffeine and lorazepam, also known as Ativan, for relief of anxiety. Associated Press, AL.com, "Soundgarden's Chris Cornell autopsy: Drugs in system didn't play role in his death," 2 June 2017

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First Known Use of lorazepam

1969, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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