noun. a non-benzodiazepine hypnotic posited into the United States' market in 1993 for brief control of insomnia. Even though structurally varied from the benzodiazepines, it functions in alike manners by tying to a certain subtype of the gaba, receptor. It has mainly sedative instead of anxiolytic traits. United States brand name: Ambien.

ZOLPIDEM: "Zolpidem is one of the most widely prescribed treatments for insomnia."
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