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A benzodiazepine drug, C16H13ClN2O, used to treat anxiety and alcohol withdrawal and as a sedative, skeletal muscle relaxant, and anticonvulsant.

[diazep(ine), seven-member ring containing two nitrogens; see benzodiazepine + -am, chemical suffix (ultimately from ammonium).]


(Pharmacology) a chemical compound used as a minor tranquillizer and muscle relaxant and to treat acute epilepsy. Formula: C16H13ClN2O
[C20: from di-1 + azo- + ep(oxide) + -am]


(daɪˈæz əˌpæm)

a benzodiazepine, C16H13ClN2O, used chiefly as a muscle relaxant and to alleviate anxiety.
[appar. (benzo) diazep (ine) + -am, of unexplained orig.]
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Noun1.diazepam - a tranquilizer (trade name Valium) used to relieve anxiety and relax musclesdiazepam - 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
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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At Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust in 2013, one person allegedly stole Diazemuls, used to treat anxiety and as a muscle relaxant.
At Inverness Sheriff Court yesterday, Girvan admitted taking morphine, diazemuls and entenox from the safe in his vehicle and an ambulance base in Kingussie, Inverness-shire, in 2013.
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