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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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