temazepam

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Molecular structure of temazepam
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Etymology[edit]

Probably from tem- (alteration of methyl) +‎ oxazepam.

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temazepam (countable and uncountable, plural temazepams)

  1. (pharmacology) A compound (trademark Restoril) of the benzodiazepine class used as a tranquilizer and short-acting hypnotic.
    • 2009 June 6, Lesley Alderman, “Cost-Effective Ways to Fight Insomnia”, in New York Times[1]:
      But if your problem is waking too early, he might suggest a longer-duration drug like temazepam, the generic version of Restoril.

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