American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A powerful sedative drug, C16H12FN3O3, that is illegal in the United States but is used elsewhere as a hypnotic and in anesthesia. It is popularly known as the "date rape” drug because its ability to cause semiconsciousness and memory blackouts has led to its association with unwanted sexual encounters.
- flu(oro)- + nitr(o)- + (di)azepam. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Ghodse said stricter control measures by governments and the pharmaceutical industry had helped curb use of Rohypnol, or flunitrazepam, which is now rarely used in attacks, but newer drugs were easier to get hold of and abuse.”
“Its called flunitrazepam, and its used for anxiety, insomnia and any other indications that other benzodiazapines are used for.”
“There continues to be a problem of diversion or fraudulent prescription of pharmaceuticals such as flunitrazepam (the”
“Hawkinson, JE, et al. Correlation of neuroactive steroid modulation of  t-butylbicyclophosphorothionate and [3H] flunitrazepam binding and gamma-aminobutyric acid A receptor function.”
“Finally, Class C includes GHB, ketamine, diazepam, flunitrazepam and most other tranquilizers, sleeping tablets and benzodiazepines as well as anabolic steroids.”
“Ketamine and flunitrazepam are used recreationally by individuals in addition to their use as rape facilitators.”
“Specifically, she said, he gave her Rohypnol, the brand name for the drug flunitrazepam, better known as the “date-rape drug.””
“It has been recently discovered that flunitrazepam can be detected in urine up to 5 days after ingestion of a single dose of Rohypnol and for up to a month in hair according to the”
“Rohypnol is the trade name for the generic drug flunitrazepam, manufactured by Hoffman-La Roche.”
“The misuse of flunitrazepam - sold under the brand name Rohypnol - has been reduced, thanks to international efforts, but the report said criminals are now using gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid - known as GHB - or ketamine and gamma-Butyrolactone, commonly referred to as GBL.”
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