- A benzodiazepine with antagonist properties at the benzodiazepine recognition site of the benzodiazepine-GABA-chloride channel complex. Used as a treatment for overdose with benzodiazepine-type central nervous system depressants.
* * *n.a benzodiazepines antagonist drug, used in anaesthesia to reverse the effects of benzodiazepines on the nervous system. It is administered by injection. Trade name: Anexate.
* * *flu·ma·ze·nil (flooґma-zə-nil″) [USP] a specific agonist to benzodiazepines that binds competitively to central nervous system benzodiazepine receptors, used to reverse the effects of benzodiazepines following sedation, general anesthesia, or overdose; administered intravenously.
Medical dictionary. 2011.