• A drug, C<sub>16</sub>H<sub>13</sub>ClN<sub>2</sub>O, used to treat anxiety and as a sedative, skeletal muscle relaxant, and anticonvulsant.
  • A minor <xref>tranquillizer</xref> with sedative effects, taken to reduce <xref>anxiety</xref>.
  • a tranquilizer (trade name Valium) used to relieve anxiety and relax muscles; acts by enhancing the inhibitory actions of the neurotransmitter GABA; can also be used as an anticonvulsant drug in cases of nerve agent poisoning
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