Definition of nitrazepam in English:

nitrazepam

Syllabification: ni·traz·e·pam
Pronunciation: /nīˈtrazəˌpam
 
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noun

Medicine
  • A short-acting hypnotic drug of the benzodiazepine group, used to treat insomnia, myoclonic seizures, and infantile spasms.
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    • And who would guess that Valium, Ativan, Mogadon, Serepax and Normison are really closely related drugs called diazepam, lorazepam, nitrazepam, oxazepam and temazepam?
    • She had always worked, mostly in shops, but was by then on huge amounts of methadone, nitrazepam, amitriptyline, diazepam and temazepam.
    • I was given three DFs and two nitrazepam for nine days.

Origin

1960s: from nitr(o) + az(o-) + ep(ine) + am(ide).

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