Definition of Diazepam

1. Noun. A tranquilizer (trade name Valium) used to relieve anxiety and relax muscles; acts by enhancing the inhibitory actions of the neurotransmitter GABA; can also be used as an anticonvulsant drug in cases of nerve agent poisoning.

Exact synonyms: Valium
Generic synonyms: Benzodiazepine
Language type: Trade Name



Definition of Diazepam

1. Noun. (pharmaceutical drug) A minor tranquillizer with sedative effects, taken to reduce anxiety. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Diazepam

1. a tranquilizer [n -S] - See also: tranquilizer

Medical Definition of Diazepam

1. This prescription drug is used as a sedative, muscle relaxant and antianxiety medication. It is also used to treat some muscle spasms. It may cause birth defects and may make epilepsy and depression worse. Side effects include drowsiness, vertigo and impaired coordination, but many other side effects are possible. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diazepam

diaxons
diaza
diazaanthracene
diazaborolane
diazafluorene
diazanaphthalene
diazanaphthalenes
diazanylidene
diazanylidenes
diazaphenanthrene
diazaphenanthrenes
diazaphospholane
diazecine
diazecines
diazene
diazepam (current term)
diazepam N-demethylase
diazepams
diazepane
diazepine
diazepines
diazetane
diazetidine
diazide
diazides
diazido
diazin
diazinane
diazine
diazines

Literary usage of Diazepam

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1. Risk Assessment for Neurobehavioral Toxicity edited by Bernard Weiss, Jurg Elsner (1997)
"Kleinknecht RA, Donaldson D. A review of the effects of diazepam on ... Tests of recovery from anaesthesia and sedation: intravenous diazepam in dentistry. ..."

2. Drug Abuse and Drug Abuse Research (1991): The Third Triennial Report to edited by MaryLouise Embrey, Christine R. Hartel (1999)
"There is a high rate of diazepam abuse by methadone maintenance patients (Bigelow ... Ten to thirty percent of methadone maintenance clients used diazepam ..."

3. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Ketotifen was compared to diazepam to inhibit aversive responding of the mouse in a black and white test box and in the rat social interaction test. ..."

4. Problems of Drug Dependence: Proceedings of the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting by Louie S. Harrie (1999)
"In the present study, an animal model was developed that allowed examination of diazepam-like discriminative stimulus and ..."

5. Stress, Gender, and Alcohol-Seeking Behavior edited by Walter A. Hunt, Sam Zakhari (1996)
"Mice given diazepam were administered the benzo- diazepine receptor antagonist Ro 15-1788 (10 mg/kg, IP) after 6 hours to precipitate withdrawal symptoms ..."

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