noun. a non-benzodiazepine hypnotic which, like the associated drug Zaleplon, is fairly selective for a certain subunit on the gaba receptor complex, that results only in significant sleep and sedation. It is utilized for the brief remediation of insomnia in adults. Side effects are inclusive of excessive confusions or sedation, a bitter taste, and dry mouth. United States brand name: Lunesta.

ZOPICLONE: "The patient said Zopiclone has not been working effectively, and they'd like something else."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ZOPICLONE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/zopiclone/ (accessed December 1, 2022).


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