zolpidem

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English[edit]

Chemical structure of zolpidem
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Etymology[edit]

Probably from (imida)zol(e) +‎ p(yr)id(ine) +‎ (ac)e(ta)m(ide).

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Noun[edit]

zolpidem (uncountable)

  1. (pharmacology) A sedative and hypnotic drug administered orally in the form of its tartrate (C19H21N3O)2·C4H6O6 in the short-term treatment of insomnia. It is marketed under the trademark Ambien, Stilnox.

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References[edit]

  • zolpidem”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.