benzodiazepine benzodiazepine  /ˌbɛn zoʊ di ˈæ zə pin/


  • (n) any of several similar lipophilic amines used as tranquilizers or sedatives or hypnotics or muscle relaxants; chronic use can lead to dependency


  • GABA homes in on a complex known as the GABA-benzodiazepine receptor.


  • 18-year-old charged in fatal Glenview crash

    A Des Plaines area man is facing DUI charges in a fatal crash in Glenview. Dustin Aranda, 18, was charged Thursday with aggravated driving under the influence causing death and possession of cannabis with intent to deliver after his car struck a 65-year-old pedestrian on Jan. 17. Aranda tested positive for THC and Benzodiazepine, police said.
    on January 26, 2014     Source: Daily Herald

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  1. "I wish I would have called 911, he told me if I did, he'd never talk to me again," Starr said. "I wish I hadn't been on high on benzodiazepine. I went over to his house, and he just said, 'I'm sick, I'm sick.' I said I'd come back. I went...
    on Feb 23, 2010 By: Mike Starr Source: Rolling Stone

  2. "If you're taking an opioid or benzodiazepine, you will go out on your drug of choice," Pinsky said. "You can't stay sober and return to a flourishing life when that part of the reward system that is activated by addiction is...
    on Aug 31, 2009 By: Drew Pinsky Source: Reuters Blogs (blog)

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