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Definition of Xanax

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(Medicine) trade name of a benzodiazepine agent used against anxiety
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xanax
n : an antianxiety agent (trade name xanax) of the benzodiazepine class [syn: alprazolam, xanax]



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Noun
1. an antianxiety agent (trade name Xanax) of the benzodiazepine class
(synonym) alprazolam
(hypernym) benzodiazepine
(classification) trade name, brand name, brand, marque
Xanax Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Alprazolam or , available as the trade name Xanax among others, is a short-acting anxiolytic of the benzodiazepine class. It is commonly used for the treatment of panic disorder, and anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) or social anxiety disorder (SAD). It was the 12th most prescribed medicine in 2010. Alprazolam, like other benzodiazepines, binds to specific sites on the GABAA receptor. It possesses anxiolytic, sedative, hypnotic, skeletal muscle relaxant, anticonvulsant, and amnestic properties. Alprazolam is available for oral administration in compressed tablet (CT) and extended-release capsule (XR) formulations.

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Xanax Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
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    MedMaster - Alprazolam
    USP DI - Benzodiazepines (Systemic)