diazepam etymology

English word diazepam comes from English diazepine

Detailed word origin of diazepam

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diazepine English (eng) (organic compound) A seven-membered unsaturated heterocycle having two nitrogen atoms and three double bonds; any derivative of this compound.
benzodiazepine English (eng) (pharmaceutical drug) Any of a class of psychoactive drugs, structured upon diazepine, used in the treatment of anxiety, insomnia and other related disorders.
diazepam English (eng) (pharmaceutical drug) A minor tranquillizer of the benzodiazepine family, with sedative effects, taken to reduce anxiety.