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Diazepam, better known by the trade name Valium, is a benzodiazepine sedative[?] drug.

Like other benzodiazepines, it is used as a sedative in the treatment of anxiety, in psychoneurotic disorders[?] and acute alcohol withdrawal[?].

It acts as a skeletal muscle relaxant and is therefore used in various spastic disorders and tetanus. It may be used to relieve spasticity and athetosis[?] in patients with cerebral palsy.

It can be used as a preanesthetic medication[?], as a hypnotic, and for long-term sedation in intensive care.

It also has anticonvulsive properties and can be used in the treatment of status epilepticus[?].

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