oxazepam

oxazepam

[ok-saz-uh-pam]
noun Pharmacology.
a benzodiazepine, C 1 5 H 1 1 ClN 2 O 2 , used in the management of anxiety, insomnia, and alcohol withdrawal.

Origin:
1960–65; (hydr)ox(y) + (benzodi)azep(in), components of its chemical name + am(ide)

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oxazepam ox·az·e·pam (ŏk-sāz'ə-pām')
n.
A tranquilizing drug related to benzodiazepine and used especially in the treatment of insomnia and alcohol withdrawal.

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