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Definition of Alprazolam

Alprazolam: A benzodiazepine sedative that causes dose-related depression of the central nervous system. Alprazolam is useful in treating anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, and muscle spasms. The brand name is Xanax. A generic version is available.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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