HyperDic: valium

English > 1 sense of the word Valium:
NOUNartifactValium, diazepama tranquilizer (trade name Valium) used to relieve anxiety and relax muscles
Valium > pronunciation
Soundsvey'liyahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > Valium: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA tranquilizer (trade name Valium) used to relieve anxiety and relax muscles; acts by enhancing the inhibitory actions of the neurotransmitter GABA; can also be used as an anticonvulsant drug in cases of nerve agent poisoning.
Synonymdiazepam
BroaderbenzodiazepineAny of several similar lipophilic amines used as tranquilizers or sedatives or hypnotics or muscle relaxants
Usage oftrade namea name given to a product or service
Spanishdiazepam, Valium
Catalandiazepam

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