flunitrazepam

noun

flu·​ni·​traz·​e·​pam ˌflü-nə-ˈtraz-ə-ˌpam How to pronounce flunitrazepam (audio) -ˌnī- How to pronounce flunitrazepam (audio)
: a powerful benzodiazepine drug C16H12FN3O3 with sedative and sleep-inducing properties that is not licensed for use in the U.S. but is used medically in other countries and that is a frequent illicit drug of abuse

Note: Flunitrazepam was formerly marketed in the U.S. under the trademark Rohypnol. In illicit use, a tablet of flunitrazepam is often referred to as a roofie.

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“Flunitrazepam.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/flunitrazepam. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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