valium
1. [ noun ] (medicine,pharmacology) a tranquilizer (trade name Valium) used to relieve anxiety and relax muscles; acts by enhancing the inhibitory actions of the neurotransmitter GABA; can also be used as an anticonvulsant drug in cases of nerve agent poisoning
Synonyms: diazepam
Related terms: benzodiazepine trade_name
Similar spelling:   Valmy
  Vallon
  valine