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  • A trademark used for the drug lorazepam.

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  • n. tranquilizer (trade name Ativan) used to treat anxiety and tension and insomnia

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Examples

  • Ativan is kind of weird for sleep in that it is an anti-anxiety med, and it works differently than a sleeping pill, but I think the added bonus is that you will have anti-anxiety meds in your blood stream which should help you feel calmer.

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  • And as need, there's another medication called Ativan, which is designed to help you -- for example, when psychiatrists meet with Andrea Yates, a lot of times they say she just shuts down and has trouble answering questions, and just kind of withdraws from everything around her.

    CNN Transcript Mar 15, 2002

  • A San Francisco transplant surgeon faces criminal charges for the death of one of his patients, one Ruben Navarro, who was allegedly "pushed" to die by over-medication with morphine and a substance called Ativan, which is a sedative.

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  • Then, at 2: 00 a.m., he gave him Ativan, which is an anti-anxiety drug.

    CNN Transcript Aug 24, 2009

  • The governor is receiving both narcotic pain medication and Ativan, which is a sedative to keep him comfortable while he's on the ventilator.

    CNN Transcript Apr 14, 2007

  • T. MESSNER: For a little pill called Ativan to try to calm me down a little bit.

    CNN Transcript Jun 24, 2001

  • They said he told them that he had given two doses of lorazepam, also known as Ativan, trying to get him to sleep.

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  • Drugs like Valium, Xanax and lorazepam brand name Ativan are in a class of drugs called benzodiazepines.

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  • Shafer, a leading expert on anesthesiology who teaches at Columbia University Medical School, also rejected the claim that Jackson may have swallowed eight pills of the sedative lorazepam, also known as Ativan, causing his death.

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  • Dr Shafer, a leading expert on anesthesiology who teaches at Columbia University Medical School, also rejected the claim that Jackson may have swallowed eight pills of the sedative lorazepam, also known as Ativan, causing his death.

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