HyperDic: benzodiazepine

English > 1 sense of the word benzodiazepine:
NOUNartifactbenzodiazepineany of several similar lipophilic amines used as tranquilizers or sedatives or hypnotics or muscle relaxants
benzodiazepine > pronunciation
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English > benzodiazepine: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAny of several similar lipophilic amines used as tranquilizers or sedatives or hypnotics or muscle relaxants; chronic use can lead to dependency.
Narroweralprazolam, XanaxAn antianxiety agent (trade name Xanax) of the benzodiazepine class
chlordiazepoxide, Librium, LibritabsA tranquilizer (trade names Librium and Libritabs) used in the treatment of alcoholism
diazepam, ValiumA tranquilizer (trade name Valium) used to relieve anxiety and relax muscles
estazolam, ProSomA frequently prescribed sleeping pill (trade name ProSom)
lorazepam, Ativantranquilizer (trade name Ativan) used to treat anxiety and tension and insomnia
midazolam, VersedAn injectable form of benzodiazepine (trade name Versed) useful for sedation and for reducing pain during uncomfortable medical procedures
nitrazepamA hypnotic and sedative drug of the benzodiazepine type
temazepam, RestorilA frequently prescribed benzodiazepine (trade name Restoril)
triazolam, HalcionA form of benzodiazepine (trade name Halcion) frequently prescribed as a sleeping pill
Broaderminor tranquilizer, minor tranquillizer, minor tranquilliser, antianxiety drug, anxiolytic, anxiolytic drugA tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritability
muscle relaxantA drug that reduces muscle contractility by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses or by decreasing the excitability of the motor end plate or by other actions

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