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Noun: diazepam  dI'a-zu,pam
  1. 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
    - Valium

Derived forms: diazepams

Type of: benzodiazepine

Encyclopedia: Diazepam