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A short-acting hypnotic drug of the benzodiazepine group, used to treat insomnia.
- ‘She had always worked, mostly in shops, but was by then on huge amounts of methadone, nitrazepam, amitriptyline, diazepam and temazepam.’
- ‘About five years ago I began taking nitrazepam to help me sleep, and two years ago my prescription was changed to zolpidem.’
- ‘And who would guess that Valium, Ativan, Mogadon, Serepax and Normison are really closely related drugs called diazepam, lorazepam, nitrazepam, oxazepam and temazepam?’
- ‘I was given three DFs and two nitrazepam for nine days.’
1960s: from nitr(o) + az(o-) + ep(ine) + am(ide).
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