Flunitrazepam Definition

A powerful sedative drug, C16 H12 FN3 O3 , that is illegal in the United States but is used elsewhere as a hypnotic and in anesthesia. It is popularly known as a “date rape” drug that causes semiconsciousness and memory blackouts and has been used in committing sexual assault.
American Heritage

A sedative drug used as a date rape drug, marketed as Rohypnol for proper use.


Origin of Flunitrazepam

  • flu(oro)– nitr(o)– (di)azepam

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

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