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flunitrazepam

[floo-ni-traz-uh-pam] /ˌflu nɪˈtræz əˌpæm/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a powerful benzodiazepine sedative, C 16 H 12 FN 3 O 3 , that causes semiconsciousness and memory blackouts: has been implicated in date rapes and is illegal in the U.S.
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Examples from the web for flunitrazepam
  • Benzodiazepines such as flunitrazepam are lipophilic and rapidly penetrate membranes.
  • Because of the latter, flunitrazepam is commonly used in suicide.
  • flunitrazepam is usually consumed orally, and is often combined with alcohol.
  • Nitrazepam and flunitrazepam accounted for the vast majority of forged prescriptions.
British Dictionary definitions for flunitrazepam

flunitrazepam

/ˌfluːnaɪˈtræzəˌpæm/
noun
1.
a drug similar to diazepam, used in treating long-term insomnia
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flunitrazepam in Medicine

flunitrazepam flu·ni·tra·ze·pam (flōō-nĭ-trāz'ə-pām)
n.
A powerful sedative drug that is illegal in the United States but is used elsewhere as a hypnotic and in anesthesia. It is popularly known as the “date rape” drug.

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