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benzodiazepine
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Benzodiazepines
COMMON & BRAND NAMES
Many
EFFECTS CLASSIFICATION
Anxiolytic; Sedative
CHEMICAL NAME
Various
DESCRIPTION
Benzodiazepines are a class of gabaminergic psychoactive chemicals used in the treatment of anxiety and sleep disorders. This class includes alprazolam (Xanax), diazepam (Valium), clonazepam (Klonopin) and others. Most benzodiazepine names end in "pam" or "am". Benzodiazepines are used extensively in emergency medicine.
CAUTION
Benzodiazepines are both physically addicting and habit forming.
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