diazepam

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From (benzo)diazep(ine) + -am of unknown origin.

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diazepam (plural diazepams)

  1. (pharmacology) A minor tranquillizer with sedative effects, taken to reduce anxiety.
    • 2001: The most effective anti-anxiety drugs (tranquillizers) are the benzodiazepines, epitomized by diazepam (Valium®). — Leslie Iversen, Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2001, p. 57)

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diazepam m (uncountable)

  1. (pharmacology) diazepam (minor tranquillizer)