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A benzodiazepine drug, C15H11ClN2O2, used to treat anxiety and alcohol withdrawal.

[(hydr)ox(y) + (di)azepam.]


(Medicine) a drug used to relieve anxiety
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Noun1.oxazepam - a tranquilizing drug (trade name Serax) used to treat anxiety and insomnia and alcohol withdrawal
antianxiety drug, anxiolytic, anxiolytic drug, minor tranquilizer, minor tranquilliser, minor tranquillizer - a tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritability
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The proportion of the past 3-month cannabis use was 4.0%, followed by 'sedatives or sleeping pills (Valium, Mandrax, Serepax, Rohypnol, etc.)' 0.4%, amphetamine-type stimulants (speed, ecstasy, tik, etc.) 0.3%, 'cocaine (coke, rocks, crack, etc.)' 0.3%, 'opiates (heroin, morphine, methadone, codeine, Whoonga [mixture of heroin, cannabis and alleged antiretrovirals], etc.)' 0.3%, 'inhalants (nitrates, glue, petrol, paint, thinners, etc.)' 0.2%, and 'hallucinogens (lysergic acid diethylamide [LSD], acid, mushrooms, Phencyclidine [PCP], Special K, etc.)' 0.1%.
(NONMEDICAL USE ONLY) Q1a, tobacco products (cigarettes, rollies, smokes, chewing tobacco, cigars); Q1b, alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, spirits, home brew, RTD's); Q1c, cannabis (marijuana, pot, weed, ganja, mary jay, grass, tinny); Q1d, cocaine (coke, powder, crack) ;Q1e, amphetamine-type-stimulants (P, ice, crystal meth, ecstasy ); Q1f, inhalants (BP, Shell, solvents, nitrous, glue bag, petrol, thinners); Q1g, sedatives or sleeping pills (Downers, Valium, Serepax); Q1h, hallucinogens (Party Pills, LSD, Acid, mushies, PCP, Special K); Q1i, opioids (done/methadone, neurofin, homebake, morphine, codeine); Q1j kava; Q1k 'other drugs Q2 In the past 3 months, how often 0 = Never have you ever used the substances 1 = Once or twice you mentioned (first drug, second 2 = Weekly drug, etc.)?
I also took a quarter of a serepax because I thought it might help--like a placebo.