benzodiazepine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n benzodiazepine any of several similar lipophilic amines used as tranquilizers or sedatives or hypnotics or muscle relaxants; chronic use can lead to dependency
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Usage


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But Starr was there because of a different drug -- a class of prescription medication called benzodiazepines .
Benzodiazepines , often prescribed to manage anxiety, panic and sleep disorders, include Xanax, Ativan, Valium and Klonopin.
What are the advantages of adjunctive benzodiazepine therapy in comorbid depression and anxiety.
Antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and the sleeping pills known as Z-drugs are all associated with a significantly increased risk of car accidents, according to a new study.
Study found benzodiazepines, used for anxiety and sleep, also boosted chances of dying from pneumonia .
His official cause of death was mixed drug toxicity caused by opiates and benzodiazepines.
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