Definition of diazepam in English:

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diazepam

Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈazɪpam/
/dʌɪˈeɪzəpam/

noun

[mass noun]
A tranquillizing muscle-relaxant drug used chiefly to relieve anxiety. Also called Valium ( trademark).
Example sentences
  • Tranquilising drugs such as diazepam or temazepam are not suitable for treating stress because they can cause addiction after only a few weeks of taking them.
  • The 29 year old died from aspiration of vomit after mixing diazepam, chlorpromazine, temazepam, flunitrazepam, and clomethiazole.
  • She had always worked, mostly in shops, but was by then on huge amounts of methadone, nitrazepam, amitriptyline, diazepam and temazepam.

Origin

1960s: blend of benzodiazepine and amide.

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