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clorazepate

noun clor·az·e·pate \ ˌklȯr-ˈaz-ə-ˌpāt, ˌklōr- \
variants: also clorazepate dipotassium

medical Definition of clorazepate

: a benzodiazepine tranquilizer taken orally in the form of its dipotassium salt C16H10ClKN2O3·KOH to treat anxiety, partial seizures, and acute alcohol withdrawal
  • Throughout the past 15 years, lorazepam and clorazepate have continued to be prescribed at a relatively constant rate, although less extensively than either alprazolam or diazepam.
  • —Richard I. Shader and David J. GreenblattThe New England Journal of Medicine13 May 1993
Note: Clorazepate is marketed under the trademark Tranxene.

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