A sedative/hypnotic drug useful for treating anxiety and resembling benzodiazepines in its pharmacology but differing somewhat in chemical structure. Unlike benzodiazepines, z. lacks prominent anticonvulsant properties, and less tolerance may develop with its use.

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zol·pi·dem 'zōl-pə-.dem n a sedative and hypnotic drug administered orally in the form of its tartrate (C19H21N3O)2·C4H6O6 in the short-term treatment of insomnia see ambien

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