Definitions

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

  • n. A mild sleep-inducing drug, C21H23ClFN3O, used especially in the form of its hydrochloride in the treatment of insomnia.

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  • n. A benzodiazepine derivative with anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, sedative and skeletal muscle relaxant properties.

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  • n. tranquilizer (trade name Dalmane) used to treat insomnia

Etymologies

flu(o)r(o)- + (di)azepam.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The most common drugs prescribed for short-term treatment of insomnia are benzodiazepines such as temazepam (sold under the brand name Restoril), flurazepam (Dalmane), and triazolam (Halcion).

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  • “But I only take the doxepin and flurazepam to sleep and it was about time to wean myself from the Prozac anyway.”

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  • Dale turned the light out and went back to sleep, even without his Prozac and flurazepam and doxepin.

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  • Chlordiazepoxide has only anxiolytic properties; clonazepam is used primarily as an anticonvulsant; clorazepate has some anxiolytic properties but little hypnotic or anticonvulsant properties; diazepam has significant anxiolytic and hypnotic properties and some anticonvulsant properties; flurazepam is used primarily as a hypnotic.

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  • The significant effects of other approved medications such as zopiclone, flurazepam, and secobarbital are clearly evident in these types of studies.

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  • He pleaded guilty to possession of three nine ounce bars of cannabis resin and 20 boxes of flurazepam for sale or supply, possession of four bottles of methadone and reckless endangerment at Shangan Green, Ballymun, on April 6, 2007.

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  • Then he went upstairs, read for an hour or two — starting with Dante’sInferno but soon switching to a Donald Westlake Dortmunder comedy mystery — and turned off the light by 8: 00P. M., but not before he went into the bathroom and took two flurazepam and three doxepin.

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  • Christ, thought Dale, I left my Prozac, flurazepam, and doxepin at Duane’s farmhouse.

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