a tranquilizer, CHClNO, that relaxes muscles and prevents or inhibits convulsions
Origin of diazepam(benzo)diazep(ine) + -am ( from uncertain or unknown; perhaps )
A benzodiazepine drug, C16H13ClN2O, used to treat anxiety and alcohol withdrawal and as a sedative, skeletal muscle relaxant, and anticonvulsant.
Origin of diazepamdiazep(ine) seven-member ring containing two nitrogens ; see benzodiazepine . -am chemical suffix (ultimately from ammonium )
From (benzo)diazep(ine) + -am of unknown origin.