Definition of nitrazepam in English:

nitrazepam

Line breaks: ni¦traze|pam
Pronunciation: /nʌɪˈtreɪzɪpam
 
, -ˈtrazə-/

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • A short-acting hypnotic drug of the benzodiazepine group, used to treat insomnia.
    More example sentences
    • 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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