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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A benzodiazepine used as an anticonvulsant for epilepsy and as a sedative for sleep disorders.

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  • n. A benzodiazepine derivative with highly potent anticonvulsant, muscle relaxant, and anxiolytic properties.

Etymologies

c(h)lo(ro)- + (phe)n(yl) + (di)azepam.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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