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

[(hydr)ox(y) + (di)azepam.]
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(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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Others (Clobazam, Temazepam, Midazolam, Chlordiazepoxide, Clorazepate, Estazolam, Flurazepam, Oxazepam, Triazolam, and Quazepam)
The drugs are listed in descending order of prevalence Rank Sweden Norway Finland 1 Amphetamine (a,b) THC (a,d) Amphetamine (a) 2 THC (a,d) Amphetamine (a,b) Diazepam 3 Diazepam Clonazepam Alprazolam 4 Alprazolam Methamphetamine (a) Clonazepam 5 Clonazepam Diazepam Buprenorphine 6 Morphine/heroin (a) Alprazolam Oxazepam 7 Cocaine/BZE (a) Alprazolam THC (a,b) 8 Oxazepam MDMA (a) Temazepam 9 MDMA (a) Buprenorphine Pregablin 10 Buprenorphine Cocaine (a) MDMA (a) 11 Tramadol Pregabalin Tramadol 12 Zopiclone Tramadol Methamphetamine (a) Rank Denmark 1 THC (a,d) 2 Cocaine/BZE (a) 3 Amphetamine (a,b) 4 Clonazepam 5 Morphine/heroin 6 GHB (a,c) 7 Methadone 8 MDMA (a) 9 Ketamine 10 Diazepam 11 Alprazolam 12 Bromazepam (a) Illicit drugs.
Four BZDs were reviewed: clonazepam, diazepam, lorazepam and oxazepam. These are the only BZDs stocked at DSV Healthcare and can be dispensed outside a hospital setting.
Drugs with medical uses which will have limits based on impairment are clonazepam, diazepam, flunitrazepam, lorazepam, methadone, morphine, oxazepam and temazepam.
(7,8) The treatment of urinary oxazepam by [beta]-glucuronidase enzyme preparations results in the production of nordiazepam (desmethyldiazepam) artifacts.
(16) A benzodiazepine (lorazepam, oxazepam) may be used for infrequent agitation.
Lozano-Chaves [15] applied modified carbon-paste electrodes as sensors for the determination of diazepam and its metabolites temazepam and oxazepam in biological fluids.
Researchers and specialty pharmaceutical company Embera NeuroTherapeutics, Inc., have been examining the link between stress and addiction as they study whether a combination of the benzodiazepine oxazepam and the Cortisol synthesis inhibitor metyrapone could become the breakthrough drug for cocaine dependence.
Some of the most commonly screened drugs include amphetamine and methamphetamine, barbiturates such as phenobarbital, secobarbital and pentobarbital, benzodiazepines such as diazepam, lorazepam and oxazepam, marijuana, cocaine, methadone, opiates, such as heroin, codeine and morphine, and phencyclidine.
Premedication (oxazepam), induction (propofol, sufentanil, and rocuronium), and maintenance (sevoflurane, N2O) of anesthesia were uneventful.