Definition of Benzodiazepine

1. Noun. Any of several similar lipophilic amines used as tranquilizers or sedatives or hypnotics or muscle relaxants; chronic use can lead to dependency.




Definition of Benzodiazepine

1. Noun. (pharmaceutical drug) Any of a class of psychoactive drugs, structured upon diazepine, used in the treatment of anxiety, insomnia and other related disorders. ¹

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Definition of Benzodiazepine

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Medical Definition of Benzodiazepine

1. A class of drug widely used in medical practice as CNS depressants, for example diazepam (the tranquilliser Valium). Enhance the inhibitory action of GABA by modulating GABAA receptors. (06 Aug 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Benzodiazepine

benzoapyrene
benzoapyrenes
benzoate
benzoate coenzyme A ligase
benzoate of soda
benzoate synthase
benzoated
benzoates
benzobarbital
benzocaine
benzocaines
benzoctamine
benzocyclic
benzocycloheptene
benzocycloheptenes
benzodiazepine (current term)
benzodiazepines
benzodioxol
benzodioxole
benzodithiophene
benzoflavones
benzofluorene
benzofuran
benzofurans
benzofuranyl
benzoheterocycle
benzoheterocycles
benzohydroquinone
benzoic
benzoic acid

Literary usage of Benzodiazepine

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1. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the Second Nimh Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"... a selective anxiolytic/anticonvulsant devoid of the other properties common to 1,4-benzodiazepines. In this regard a number of new benzodiazepine, ..."

2. Treatment of Drug Dependent Individuals with Comorbid Mental Disorders edited by Lisa S. Onken, Jack D. Blaine, Sander Genser, Arthur M. Horton (1998)
"Anxiety Disorders, Comorbid Substance Abuse, and benzodiazepine ... The specific case of the relationship of benzodiazepine use to successful outcome of ..."

3. Evaluation of Glove Bag Containment in Asbestos Removal by Bruce A. Hollett, Phillip A. Froelich, Paul E. Caplan, Thomas C. Cooper, Stanley A. Shulman (1990)
"Anxiety Disorders, Comorbid Substance Abuse, and benzodiazepine ... The specific case of the relationship of benzodiazepine use to successful outcome of ..."

4. Drug Abuse and Drug Abuse Research (1991): The Third Triennial Report to edited by MaryLouise Embrey, Christine R. Hartel (1999)
"Molecular cloning of the GABA-benzodiazepine receptor and expression of the cloned protein have clarified how GABA acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter ..."

5. Problems of Drug Dependence: Proceedings of the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting by Louie S. Harrie (1999)
"Whether a benzodiazepine receptor ligand acts at a particular GABA ... In one study, mice were treated for 12 days with 6 mg/kg/12 hr of the benzodiazepine ..."

6. Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States (1994)
"benzodiazepine binding in the frontal lobes of human alcoholics relative to normal control subjects (Gilman et al. 1996). Preliminary single photon emission ..."

7. Substance Abuse Among Older Adults: Treatment Improvement Protocol edited by Frederic C. Blow (1999)
"The rebound effects experienced in withdrawal usually mimic the original symptoms for which the benzodiazepine was prescribed (eg, anxiety, insomnia, ..."

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