Definition of clonazepam in English:

clonazepam

Pronunciation /ˌkləʊˈneɪzɪpam/ /ˌkləʊˈnazɪpam/

noun

Pharmacology
  • A benzodiazepine with potent anticonvulsant used especially in the treatment of epilepsy and other seizure disorders.

    Clonazepam is a derivative of nitrazepam. Chemical formula: C₁₅H₁₀ClN₃O₃.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Pharmacologist. Probably from clo- (representing chloro-) + n- (in nitro-), elements in the chemical name + -azepam.