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- n. A whitish powder, C15H10Cl2N2O2, that acts as a sedative and antianxiety agent and is used therapeutically to control seizures.
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- n. A benzodiazepine drug, used in the treatment of anxiety.
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- n. tranquilizer (trade name Ativan) used to treat anxiety and tension and insomnia
PINSKY: But (INAUDIBLE) isn't -- isn't the Propofol, though, with a benzodiazepine, like lorazepam, which is a longer acting, longer than the -- but that combo is not exactly what you'd call safe, right?
In a brief news release Friday, the coroner's office said Mr. Jackson's death was due to a combination of the anesthetic propofol and other medications, particularly lorazepam, which is often used to treat anxiety and can produce drowsiness.
Chief among those were propofol, an anaesthetic intended only for use in hospitals, and a sleeping tablet called lorazepam.
Anxiety-muting benzodiazepines such as lorazepam and clonazepam may actually raise the risk of chronic PTSD if taken continuously.
The most commonly used medications are benzodiazepines, such as lorazepam or diazepam, followed by phenytoin or fos-phenytoin.
The psychopharmaceuticals analysed were antidepressants and benzodiazepines (anxiolytics such as lorazepam and bromazepam).
When Dr. Murray left the room, Michael Jackson self-administered a dose of propofol that, with the lorazepam, created a perfect storm in his body that killed him instantly.
According to the Los Angeles County coroner, Jackson's death was caused by "acute propofol intoxication" in combination with two anti-anxiety benzodiazepines: lorazepam and midazolam.
He also calculated that Jackson gave himself another sedative, lorazepam, by taking pills after an infusion of that drug and others by Murray failed to put him to sleep.
F.F. was a 36 year old white married female with a schizoaffective disorder who presented to a hospital after an intentional ingestion of colchicine, fluphenazine, lorazepam, benztropine and ethanol.
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