Meaning of diazepam

di•az•e•pam

Pronunciation: (dī-az'u-pam"), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a benzodiazepine, CHClNO, used for alleviation of anxiety and tension, as a hypnotic, a muscle relaxant, and an anticonvulsant, and in alcohol withdrawal.
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