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  • 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

  • As other feel-good pills followedTofranil (imipramine) for depression, Miltown and Equanil (meprobamate) for psychosis, Valium (diazepam) for severe anxiety and lithium for .
  • 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.
  • From now on, other companies will be able to market the drug under its generic name, diazepam.

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