Diazepam - Definition

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Definition


Diazepam is a medication used for short-term relief of symptoms of severe anxiety, convulsions, or muscular spasms such as those found in cases of alcoholic withdrawal. Diazepam belongs to the class of benzodiazepines. It thus has an effect on the nervous system. Diazepam is well-known under its commercial name, Valium. It continues to be frequently used in cases of panic attacks, certain cases of insomnia, muscular paralysis, or even in some psychiatric pathologies.

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