alprazolam

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English[edit]

Molecular structure of alprazolam

Etymology[edit]

An invented trademark name having elements of triazole and diazepam.

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  • IPA(key): /ælˈpreɪzəʊlæm/, /ælˈprəzəʊlæm/

Noun[edit]

alprazolam (uncountable)

  1. An antianxiety drug 8-chloro-1-methyl-6-phenyl-4H-[1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-a][1,4]benzodiazepine
    • 2008 February 7, James Barron, “Medical Examiner Rules Ledger’s Death Accidental”, New York Times:
      Also in Mr. Ledger’s system were three anti-anxiety medications: diazepam, the generic name for Valium; alprazolam, commonly known as Xanax; and temazepam [] .

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