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English noun: benzodiazepine

1. benzodiazepine (artifact) any of several similar lipophilic amines used as tranquilizers or sedatives or hypnotics or muscle relaxants; chronic use can lead to dependency


Broader (hypernym)antianxiety drug, anxiolytic, anxiolytic drug, minor tranquilizer, minor tranquilliser, minor tranquillizer, muscle relaxant


Narrower (hyponym)alprazolam, Ativan, chlordiazepoxide, diazepam, estazolam, Halcion, Libritabs, Librium, lorazepam, midazolam, nitrazepam, ProSom, Restoril, temazepam, triazolam, Valium, Versed, Xanax









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