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A benzodiazepine drug, C16H14ClN3O, used in its hydrochloride form to treat anxiety disorders and alcohol withdrawal.

[chlor(o)- + (benzo)diazep(ine) + oxide.]
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(Pharmacology) a chemical compound used as a tranquillizer and muscle relaxant and in the treatment of delirium tremens. Formula: C16H14ClN3O
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(ˌklɔr daɪˌæz əˈpɒk saɪd, ˌkloʊr-)

a compound, C16H14ClN3O, used as a tranquilizer.
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Noun1.chlordiazepoxide - a tranquilizer (trade names Librium and Libritabs) used in the treatment of alcoholism
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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