Meaning of lorazepam in English:



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

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



/lɔːˈreɪzɪpam/ /lɔːˈrazɪpam/


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