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Definitions

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

  • n. Any of a group of chemical compounds with a common molecular structure and similar pharmacological effects, used as antianxiety agents, muscle relaxants, sedatives, hypnotics, and sometimes as anticonvulsants.

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  • n. Any of a class of psychoactive drugs, structured upon diazepine, used in the treatment of anxiety, insomnia and other related disorders.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of several similar lipophilic amines used as tranquilizers or sedatives or hypnotics or muscle relaxants; chronic use can lead to dependency

Etymologies

benzo- + diazep(am) + -ine2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From benzo- +‎ diazepine. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Valium, in this patient, we will appreciate how to want term benzodiazepine drugs feeding documents.

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  • The most common sleep-aid drugs, called benzodiazepine receptor agonists, alter the activity of gamma-aminobutyric acid GABA, a neurotransmitter that is thought to facilitate sleep.

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  • When you are talking about pain pill -- or pain medications like Demerol -- and the Xanax falls into what is known as a benzodiazepine, big name, but a different class of drugs.

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  • This is a drug called benzodiazepine.2 After a few weeks, he went back on the benzodiazepine, but now it was too late; it no longer stopped him from having attacks.

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  • A: Lorazepam Ativan is an anti-anxiety agent called a benzodiazepine.

    The Seattle Times

  • Researchers from Switzerland and the United States found that so-called benzodiazepine drugs, such as Ativan, Xanax and Valium, exert a calming effect by boosting action of a neurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the same way as addictive drugs like opioids and cannabinoids.

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  • Gerbstadt says some foods could theoretically work by mimicking powerful and potentially dangerous drugs such as benzodiazepine that boost the action of the brain chemical gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the central nervous system.

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  • Medication, most commonly anti-anxiety drugs, such as benzodiazepine and its derivatives, also may be required in some cases.

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  • "benzodiazepine," you're barking up entirely the wrong arboriform growth.

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  • Valerian root has properties that resemble the benzodiazepine class of medications such as Valium and Xanax, but Scharf says he has no idea how they compare with standard sleeping pills because of the lack of comparative studies.

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