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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.
Benzodiazepines are both physically addicting and habit forming.
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Survival after treatment of rabies with induction of coma - NEJM Jun 2005
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Benzodiazepines: our other prescription drug epidemic, Feb 22 2018, STAT
Warning over legal Russian drug phenazepam, July 7 2011, BBC
Jasmine scent could replace Valium, scientists discover - Jul 9 2010, The Local
Sleeping pill use grows as economy keeps people up at night - Mar 30 2009 LA Times