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A trademark for the drug lorazepam.
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Noun1.Ativan - tranquilizer (trade name Ativan) used to treat anxiety and tension and insomniaAtivan - tranquilizer (trade name Ativan) used to treat anxiety and tension and insomnia
benzodiazepine - any of several similar lipophilic amines used as tranquilizers or sedatives or hypnotics or muscle relaxants; chronic use can lead to dependency
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Amid Cornell's family putting out a statement saying he may have taken more Ativans than prescribed to him, another witness who saw him during his final performance also hinted at a drug overdose causing his death.
When he told me he may have taken an extra Ativan or two, I contacted security and asked that they check on him," Karayiannis said. "What happened is inexplicable and I am  hopeful that further medical reports will provide additional details.
Chris, a recovering addict, had a prescription for Ativan and may have taken more Ativan than recommended dosages," his family lawyer said in a statement. "The family believes that if Chris took his own life, he did not know what he was doing, and that drugs or other substances may have affected his actions."