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flu·ni·traz·e·pam

 (flo͞o′nĭ-trăz′ə-păm)

n.

A powerful sedative drug, C16H12FN3O3, that is illegal in the United States but is used elsewhere as a hypnotic and in anesthesia. It is popularly known as a “date rape” drug because it can cause semiconsciousness and memory blackouts and has been used in committing sexual assault.


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flunitrazepam

(ˌfluːnaɪˈtræzəˌpæm)

n

(Pharmacology) a drug similar to diazepam, used in treating long-term insomnia

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