oxazepam meaning

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Noun: oxazepam
  1. A tranquilizing drug (trade name Serax) used to treat anxiety and insomnia and alcohol withdrawal
    - Serax

Derived forms: oxazepams

Type of: antianxiety drug, anxiolytic, anxiolytic drug, minor tranquilizer, minor tranquilliser [Brit], minor tranquillizer

Encyclopedia: Oxazepam

n : a benzodiazepine tranquilizer C15H11ClN2O2


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  1. Its other active metabolites include the minor active metabolites temazepam and oxazepam.
  2. It is the pivalate ( 2, 2-dimethylpropanoate ) ester of oxazepam.
  3. Nitrazepam and temazepam were the most prevalent drugs detected, followed by oxazepam and flunitrazepam.
  4. The benzodiazepines chlordiazepoxide ( Librium ) and oxazepam ( Serax ) have largely replaced phenobarbital for detoxification.
  5. Compared to its parent drug, oxazepam, pivoxazepam is more rapidly absorbed and slightly more sedative.

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