Medical Dictionary

clorazepate

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

Medical Definition of clorazepate

  1. :  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. Greenblatt, The New England Journal of Medicine, 13 May 1993 Clorazepate is marketed under the trademark Tranxene.


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