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2,298 words, approx. 8 pages
Barbiturates Barbiturates refer to a class of general central nervous system depressants that are derived from barbituric acid, a chemical discovered in 1863 by the Nobel Prize winner in chemistry (19... Read more
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Barbiturates: Complications Barbiturates are central nervous system (CNS) DEPRESSANTS ("downers"). These drugs produce sedative, hypnotic, and anesthetic effects. Depending on the dose u... Read more
1,358 words, approx. 5 pages
Barbiturates Barbiturates are a group of drugs that act as depressants on the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). They are derived from barbituric acid, a chemical discovered in 1863. ... Read more
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Sedative and Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs Sedatives are drugs that decrease activity and have a calming, relaxing effect. People use these drugs mainly to reduce anxiety. At higher doses, sedatives usually... Read more
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Barbiturates OFFICIAL NAMES: Methohexital (Brevital), thiamylal (Surital), thiopental (Pentothal), pentobarbital (Nembutal), secobarbital (Seconal), amobarbital (Amytal), bubalbital (Florinal, Fiorice... Read more
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Barbiturates Barbiturates are derived from barbituric acid, an alkaloid with nitrogen-containing rings. Belonging to a class of mood-altering drugs, barbiturates induce relaxation and sleep. By manipu... Read more
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Barbiturates Barbiturates are medicines that act on the central nervous system (CNS). As a group, they are known as central nervous depressants or sedative-hypnotic drugs. They cause drowsiness and ma... Read more
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Barbiturates Belonging to a class of mood-altering drugs, barbiturates induce relaxation and sleep. By manipulating the central nervous system, barbiturates can effect degrees of behavioral depression... Read more
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Barbiturates What Kind of Drug Is It? Barbiturates (pronounced bar-BIH-chuh-rits) are drugs that act as DEPRESSANTS and are used as SEDATIVES or sleeping pills. Because they are depressants, they are ... Read more
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