diazepam

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n diazepam a tranquilizer (trade name Valium) used to relieve anxiety and relax muscles; acts by enhancing the inhibitory actions of the neurotransmitter GABA; can also be used as an anticonvulsant drug in cases of nerve agent poisoning
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Usage


In news:

Diazepam is widely used to treat acute seizures in adults and children.
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In science:

In the social interaction test diazepam completely restored the level of sociability and exploratory activity and reduced avoidance behavior of approaching partner.
Anxiety as a Factor in the Development of Autistic Spectrum Symptoms: an Experimental Study
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