What does benzodiazepine mean?

benzodiazepine meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1934, from benzo-, word-forming factor found in chemistry to point presence of a benzene ring fused with another band, + di + azo- + epine, a suffix denoting a seven-membered band, from (h)ep(ta) (see seven).

benzodiazepine meaning in General Dictionary

some of a number of comparable lipophilic amines made use of as tranquilizers or sedatives or hypnotics or muscle mass relaxants; chronic usage can cause dependency

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