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meprobamate

[muh-proh-buh-meyt, mep-roh-bam-eyt] /məˈproʊ bəˌmeɪt, ˌmɛp roʊˈbæm eɪt/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a white powder, C 9 H 1 8 N 2 O 4 , used in medicine chiefly as a tranquilizer for treating anxiety, tension, and skeletal muscle spasm.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; me(thyl) + pro(pyl) + (car)bamate
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British Dictionary definitions for meprobamate

meprobamate

/məˈprəʊbəˌmeɪt; ˌmɛprəʊˈbæmeɪt/
noun
1.
a white bitter powder used as a hypnotic. Formula: C9H18N2O4
Word Origin
me(thyl) + pro(pyl + car)bamate
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meprobamate in Medicine

meprobamate mep·ro·bam·ate (měp'rō-bām'āt', mě-prō'bə-)
n.
A bitter white powder used as a tranquilizer, a muscle relaxant, and an anticonvulsant.

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Encyclopedia Article for meprobamate

drug used in the treatment of anxiety. A central nervous system depressant, meprobamate acts selectively upon the spinal cord and the higher centres in the brain. Physical dependence may be produced after utilization of high doses for prolonged periods. Possible side effects include drowsiness, lethargy, and unsteadiness of stance and gait. Meprobamate was introduced in the mid-1950s and commonly is marketed under the trade names Equanil and Miltown.

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