Diazepam meaning

dī-ăzə-păm
A drug, C16 H13 ClN2 O, used to treat anxiety and as a sedative, skeletal muscle relaxant, and anticonvulsant.
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A tranquilizer, C16H13ClN2O, that relaxes muscles and prevents or inhibits convulsions.
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A benzodiazepine drug, C16 H13 ClN2 O, used to treat anxiety and alcohol withdrawal and as a sedative, skeletal muscle relaxant, and anticonvulsant.
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A drug, C16 H13 ClN2 O, used in the treatment of anxiety and as a sedative, muscle relaxant, and anticonvulsant.
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(pharmacology) A minor tranquillizer with sedative effects, taken to reduce anxiety.
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Origin of diazepam

  • diazep(ine) seven-member ring containing two nitrogens benzodiazepine -am chemical suffix (ultimately from ammonium)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From (benzo)diazep(ine) + -am of unknown origin.

    From Wiktionary