diazepam diazepam

Definition(s):

  • (n) a tranquilizer (trade name Valium) used to relieve anxiety and relax muscles; acts by enhancing the inhibitory actions of the neurotransmitter GABA; can also be used as an anticonvulsant drug in cases of nerve agent poisoning

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  1. Now Diastat, a gel formation of the epilepsy medication diazepam, makes it possible for a family member to stop seizure episodes before they become harmful.
  2. From now on, other companies will be able to market the drug under its generic name, diazepam.

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