Definition of lorazepam in English:

lorazepam

Pronunciation /lôˈrazəˌpam//-ˈrāzə-/

noun

Medicine
  • A drug of the benzodiazepine group, used especially to treat anxiety.

    • ‘For agitation, benzodiazepines such as diazepam, lorazepam, or midazolam may be used.’
    • ‘Benzodiazepines, particularly short acting drugs such as lorazepam may be another good choice for the short-term management of agitation.’
    • ‘Use of fast-acting, short half-life benzodiazepines such as alprazolam and lorazepam should be avoided.’
    • ‘The doctor is correct that long-term use of anti-anxiety drugs like alprazolam, diazepam or lorazepam can cause dependency.’
    • ‘Treatment is started with a benzodiazepine, preferably lorazepam because of its relative rapid onset of action and long half-life.’

Origin

1960s: from ( ch)lor(o-) (as in chlorine) + -azepam, on the pattern of words such as diazepam.

Pronunciation

lorazepam

/lôˈrazəˌpam//-ˈrāzə-/