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a sedative of the benzodiazepine class used in the induction of anesthesia.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A benzodiazepine drug, C18H13ClFN3, primarily used in its hydrochloride form as a sedative and antianxiety agent before surgery and before or during medical procedures.
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midazolamVersed® Pharmacology A short-acting anxiolytic, hypnotic anticonvulsant Indications IV sedation, general anesthesia, therapeutically refractory status epilepticus, muscle relaxing Adverse effects Ataxia, incoordination, mental and psychomotor impairment, confusion, dysarthria, retrograde amnesia, paradoxical effects; rarely, N&V, venous complications. See Phenytoin, Seizure, Status epilepticus.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
midazolamA BENZODIAZEPINE drug given by intravenous injection as a sedative for minor surgery or to induce general anaesthesia. A brand name is Hypnovel.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005