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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 (trade name Xanax), available under other generic names, is a short-acting anxiolytic of the benzodiazepine class of psychoactive drugs. Alprazolam, like other benzodiazepines, binds to specific sites on the GABAA gamma-amino-butyric acid receptor. Alprazolam is commonly used and FDA approved for the medical treatment of panic disorder, and anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) or social anxiety disorder (SAD). Alprazolam is available for oral administration in compressed tablet (CT) and extended-release capsule (XR) formulations. Alprazolam possesses anxiolytic, sedative, hypnotic, skeletal muscle relaxant, anticonvulsant, and amnestic properties.

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