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diazepam

[dī′az·ə‚pam]
(pharmacology)
C16H13ClN2O A benzodiazepine with a melting point of 125-126°C; used as a minor tranquilizer to relieve muscle spasms, anxiety, and tension. Also known by trade name Valium.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Since this is likely to be a practitioner with a surgery full of patients with more pressing needs than women who are "anxious", they're given anti-depressants, happy pills, tranquillisers or as The Rolling Stones famously called them, "mother's little helpers".
And anti-depressants such as Valium, which are prescribed to millions and known as mother's little helpers, will also be made a Class A drug - the same as heroin - in an attempt to deal with the huge illegal trade in the drugs.
And anti-depressants such as Valium which are prescribed to millions and known as mother's little helpers will also be made a Class A drug - the same as heroin - in an attempt to deal with the huge illegal trade in the drugs.