A benzodiazepine chemically and pharmacologically related to chlordiazepoxide and diazepam; an antianxiety agent.

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ox·az·e·pam äk-'saz-ə-.pam n a benzodiazepine tranquilizer C15H11ClN2O2

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a benzodiazepines drug used to relieve anxiety and tension and for the treatment of alcoholism. It is administered by mouth and commonly causes drowsiness.
see also anxiolytic.

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ox·az·e·pam (ok-sazґə-pam) [USP] a benzodiazepine used as an antianxiety agent in the treatment of anxiety disorders and anxiety associated with depression, for short-term relief of anxiety symptoms, especially in the elderly, and for the treatment of the symptoms of acute alcohol withdrawal; administered orally.

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