lorazepam


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lor·az·e·pam

 (lôr-ăz′ə-păm′)
n.
A benzodiazepine drug, C15H10Cl2N2O2, that acts as a sedative and antianxiety agent and is used therapeutically to control seizures.

[(ch)lor(o)- + (di)azepam.]

lorazepam

(ləˈræzəˌpæm)
n
(Pharmacology) a type of benzodiazepine drug, usually used to treat anxiety
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Noun1.lorazepam - tranquilizer (trade name Ativan) used to treat anxiety and tension and insomnialorazepam - 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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