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

  • n. A non-benzodiazepine sleep-inducing drug that is used primarily to treat insomnia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A certain fast-acting hypnotic (sleep-inducing drug) used for the short-term treatment of insomnia, and marketed under several different trade names.

Etymologies

(a)zol(e) + p(yrim)id(ine) + alteration of am(ide).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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