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alprazolam

Syllabification: al·pra·zo·lam
Pronunciation: /alˈprazəˌlam
 
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Definition of alprazolam in English:

noun

Medicine
A drug of the benzodiazepine group, used in the treatment of anxiety.
Example sentences
  • Use of fast-acting, short half-life benzodiazepines such as alprazolam and lorazepam should be avoided.
  • The doctor is correct that long-term use of anti-anxiety drugs like alprazolam, diazepam or lorazepam can cause dependency.
  • Tranquillisers such as alprazolam can help reduce anxiety if this is a symptom of PMS, but they should not be used in the long term.

Origin

1970s: from al- of unknown origin + p(henyl) + (t)r(i)azol(e) + (-azep)am.

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