Definition of midazolam hydrochloride

midazolam hydrochloride

(mih-DAY-zoh-lam HY-droh-KLOR-ide)
A drug used to treat anxiety and tension and to relax muscles. Midazolam hydrochloride is also being studied in the treatment of nausea and vomiting caused by some cancer treatments. It is a type of benzodiazepine. Midazolam is the active ingredient of midazolam hydrochloride. Also called Versed.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms