zolpidem

noun
zol·​pi·​dem | \ ˈzōl-pə-ˌdem How to pronounce zolpidem (audio) \
variants: also zolpidem tartrate

Medical Definition of zolpidem

: a sedative and hypnotic drug administered orally in the form of its tartrate (C19H21N3O)2·C4H6O6 in the short-term treatment of insomnia

Note: Zolpidem is marketed under the trademark Ambien.

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“Zolpidem.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/zolpidem. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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