(Science: chemical) A benzodiazepine derivative used in the treatment of anxiety. It has sedative, muscle relaxant, and anticonvulsant properties. One of its metabolites is diazepam and one of its excretion products is oxazepam.
Pharmacological action: anti-anxiety agents, anticonvulsants, gaba modulators, muscle relaxants, central, sedatives, nonbarbiturate.
Chemical name: 1H-1,4-Benzodiazepine, 7-chloro-2,3-dihydro-1-methyl-5-phenyl-