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An intermediate in the metabolism of diazepam to oxazepam. It may have actions similar to those of diazepam.

Pharmacological action: anti-anxiety agents, gaba modulators.

Chemical name: 2H-1,4-Benzodiazepin-2-one, 7-chloro-1,3-dihydro-5-phenyl-

(12 Dec 1998)