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 (bĕn′zō-dī-ăz′ə-pēn′, -pĭn)
Any of a group of chemical compounds with a common molecular structure and similar pharmacological effects, used as antianxiety agents, muscle relaxants, sedatives, hypnotics, and sometimes as anticonvulsants.

[benzo- + diazepine, seven-member ring containing two nitrogens (di- + az(o)- + (h)ep(ta)- + -ine).]


(Pharmacology) any of a group of chemical compounds that are used as minor tranquillizers, such as diazepam (Valium) and chlordiazepoxide (Librium)
[C20: from benzo- + di-1 + aza- + ep- + -ine2]


(ˌbɛn zoʊ daɪˈæz əˌpin, -ˈeɪ zə-)

any of a family of minor tranquilizers that act against anxiety and convulsions.
[1930–35; benzo- + di-1 + az (o)- + -epine ((h)ep(ta)- + -ine 2)]
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Noun1.benzodiazepine - any of several similar lipophilic amines used as tranquilizers or sedatives or hypnotics or muscle relaxants; chronic use can lead to dependency
alprazolam, Xanax - an antianxiety agent (trade name Xanax) of the benzodiazepine class
chlordiazepoxide, Libritabs, Librium - a tranquilizer (trade names Librium and Libritabs) used in the treatment of alcoholism
diazepam, Valium - a 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
estazolam, ProSom - a frequently prescribed sleeping pill (trade name ProSom)
Ativan, lorazepam - tranquilizer (trade name Ativan) used to treat anxiety and tension and insomnia
midazolam, Versed - an injectable form of benzodiazepine (trade name Versed) useful for sedation and for reducing pain during uncomfortable medical procedures
antianxiety drug, anxiolytic, anxiolytic drug, minor tranquilizer, minor tranquilliser, minor tranquillizer - a tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritability
muscle relaxant - a 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
nitrazepam - a hypnotic and sedative drug of the benzodiazepine type
Restoril, temazepam - a frequently prescribed benzodiazepine (trade name Restoril); takes effect slowly and lasts long enough to help those people who wake up frequently during the night
Halcion, triazolam - a form of benzodiazepine (trade name Halcion) frequently prescribed as a sleeping pill; usually given to people who have trouble falling asleep


n benzodiazepina or benzodiacepina
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The Secretary of State for Culture, Fernando Benzo, has transmitted this morning to the mayor of Huelva, Gabriel Cruz, that the Ministry sees with good eyes the transfer of the Archaeological Museum of Huelva to the Banco de Espaa building located in the city, as it will mean a remarkable improvement.
EPA as priority pollutants, namely naphthalene (NAP), acenaphthylene (ACY), acenaphthene (ACE), fluorine (FLU), phenanthrene (PHE), anthracene (ANT), fluoranthene (FLA), pyrene (PYR), benzo[a] anthracene (BaA), chrysene (CHR), benzo[b] fluoranthene (BbF), benzo[k] fluoranthene (BkF), benzo [a] pyrene (BaP), dibenz[a,h] anthracene (DahA), benzo[g,h,i]perylene (BghiP), and indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene (IcdP).
About a year and a half ago, Camilo Benzo, CICP, manager of global credit and collections with gaming manufacturer IGT of Reno, NV, began noticing something different was happening in the way international banking relationships were working with customers overseas, in that they weren't working that well.
Numerous PAHs, including benz[a]anthracene, benzo[a] pyrene, benzo[b] fluoranthene, benzo [j] fluoranthene, benzo[k] fluoranthene, chrysene, dibenz [a,h] anthracene, and indeno [1,2,3-c,d] pyrene, were responsible for tumors in laboratory animals when they breathed these substances in the air (David, 1990).
HAPs Abreviatura IARC Benzo[a]pireno B[a]P 1 Criseno CHR 2B B enzo [a] antraceno B[a]A 2B Benzo[b]fluoranteno B[b]F 2B B enzo [k]fluoranteno B[k]F 2B Indeno[123-cd]pireno I[1,2,3-cd]P 2B Dibenzo[a,h]antraceno DB[a,h]A 2A Benzo [ghi]perileno B[ghi]P 3 Benzo [j ]fluoranteno B[j]F 2B Ciclopenta[cd]pireno CPP 2A Dibenzo [a,l]pireno DB[a,l]P 2A Dibenzo[a,e]pireno DB[a,e]P 3 Dibenzo [a,i]pireno DB[a,i]P 2B Dibenzo [a,h]pireno DB[a,h]P 2B 5-Metilcriseno 5-MC 2B Benzo [c]fluoreno BF 3 Naftaleno NA 2B Fenantreno PHE 3 Antraceno ANTH 3 Fluoranteno FLA 3 Pireno PY 3 Tabla 3.
As shown in Figure 1, 36 key PAHs are analyzed in just 32 minutes and all priority compounds--including benz [a] anthracene, chrysene, benzo[b]fluoranthene, benzo[a]pyrene, chrysene, triphenylene, cyclopenta[cd]pyrene, and benzo [b], [k], [j], and [a] fluoranthenes--are well resolved allowing accurate integration.
There are only 10 PAHs compounds found in present study which included Dibenzo (a, h) Anthracene, Benzo (a) Pyrene, Benzo (k) Fluoranthene, Fluoranthene, Chrysene, Phenanthrene, Acenaphylene, Ideno (1,2,3cd) Pyrene, Benzo (g, h, i) Perylene and Benzo (a) Anthracene.
He thinks Ben is under the influence of too much Benzo, a homemade concoction that dulls the nerves.
Informacion del patron primario Restek Marca Restek Nombre ERA Method 8310 PAH Mix Compuestos HAP Concentracion ([micron]g/ml) 1 Naftaleno (NAP) 500 2 1-Metilnaftalno (1MNAP) 500 3 2-Metilnaftaleno (2MNAP) 500 4 Acenaftileno (ACY) 500 5 Acenafteno (ACE) 500 6 Fluoreno (FLU) 500 7 Fenantreno (PHE) 500 8 Antraceno (ANT) 500 9 Fluoranteno (FUV) 500 10 Pineno (PYR) 500 11 Benzo(a)antraceno (B(A)A) 500 12 Criseno (CRI) 500 13 Benzo(b)fluoranteno (B(B)F) 500 14 Benzo (k) fluoranteno(B(K)F) 500 15 Benzol (a pireno (B(A)P) 500 16 Indeno(1,2,3,cd)pireno (IND) 500 17 Dibenzo (a, h) antraceno (D(AH)A) 500 18 Benzo(ghi)perileno (B(GHI)P) 500 Tabla 2.
EPA PAH including naphthalene, acenaphthylene, acenaphthene, fluorene, phenanthrene, anthracene, fluoranthene, pyrene, benzo[a]anthrancene, chrysene, benzo[b]fluoranthene, benzo[k]fluoranthene, benzo[p]pyrene, dibenz[a,h]anthracene, benzo [g,h,i]perylene, indenol[1,2,3-cd] pyrene were analyzed.
We revealed last week how Glasgow-based Hewitt was recruiting people to sell huge quantities of legal highs such as K'Kane and Benzo Fury - with promises of vast earnings.