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Medical Term:

benzodiazepine

Pronunciation: ben′zō-dī-az′ĕ-pēn

Definition:

  1. Parent compound for the synthesis of a number of psychoactive compounds (diazepam, chlordiazepoxide).
  2. A class of compounds with antianxiety, hypnotic, anticonvulsant, and skeletal muscle relaxant properties.
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