"Benzodiazepine" Essays and Research Papers

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  • The Role of the Amygdala Gaba Receptors and Benzodiazepines in Anxiety

    of GABA and benzodiazepines in anxiety. Research has indicated through amygdala lesions and stimulation that the amygdala does indeed play a major role in the expression of anxiety. Research has also indicated‚ through drug infusions to the amygdala‚ that benzodiazepines cause anxiolysis (by increasing GABA transmission)‚ and that benzodiazepine antagonists increase anxiety (by decreasing GABA transmission). Also discussed are some limitations and problems found with benzodiazepine use. On

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  • Benzodiazepine Long-Term Use and Its Cognitive Effects on Memory

    Benzodiazepine Long-Term Use and Its Cognitive Effects on Memory In the 1960’s the drug industry in the United States changed dramatically with the introduction of a new category of drugs called benzodiazepines. Since the dawn of time anxiety has been an issue with people‚ but before the introduction of benzodiazepines there were much different treatments for anxiety problems. In ancient Greece a cure for men would be to engage in sexual intercourse‚ which would release the excess stored

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  • Insomnia

    . Insomnia Treatments and Efficacy By: Holly Sandoval PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology Dr. Carrie Natale November 5‚ 2012 Insomnia Treatments and Efficacy Insomnia is a medical condition that affects millions of people all over the nation. In fact‚ 48% of Americans admit to having occasional bouts of insomnia and 22% report suffering from insomnia every night or every other night. (National Sleep Foundation‚ 2011) So why are Americans so sleepless? There are many known causes of insomnia

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  • Drugs and Its Effects

    A drug is a substance which has a discernible physiological effect when taken into the body. These chemicals change the functions of the central nervous system (CNS)‚ providing temporary relief from mental‚ physical and social problems. Usage of a drug over a period of time often results in dependence and tolerance of the drug. The user experiences physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms when attempts are made to quit the drug. Tolerance refers to the increased ability of the body to tolerate

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  • Pain management in elderly

    Perioperative 5. Benzodiazepines ( Lorazepam/ Ativan) Classification: anesthetic adjuncts‚ antianxiety agents‚ sedative hypnotics Perioperative use: Decreases preoperative anxiety and provides amnesia. Adverse reactions: APNEA‚ CARDIAC ARREST‚ bradycardia‚ hypotension. Contraindications: Severe hypotension; Sleep apnea; OB‚ Lactation: Use in pregnancy and lactation may cause CNS depression. Do not use for pt. with seizure disorders. Interactions: Additive CNS depression with other CNS depressants

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  • Date Rape Drugs: Detriment to Society

    time there is no report or if there is the suspect is difficult to obtain because there is no clear evidence from the victim. There are three major types of substances or “date rape drugs” that are currently swirling amongst society. Alcohol‚ Benzodiazepines

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  • Prescription Drug Addiction Research Paper

    and loss of appetite. Psychological and behavioral symptoms of opiate use: Drowsiness‚ anxiety‚ euphoria‚ panic attacks‚ psychosis‚ depression‚ irritability‚ heightened self-awareness‚ and a loss of motivation. Sedatives/Depressants: • Valium - benzodiazepine • Ambien -

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  • Pharmacology

    hyperpolarization causing CNS depression) b. In this isoform‚ the two binding sites for GABA are located between adjacent α1 and β2 subunits‚ and the binding pocket for benzodiazepines (the BZ site of the GABAA receptor) is between an α1 and the γ2 subunit. i. α1 subunits in GABAA receptors mediate sedation‚ amnesia‚ and ataxic effects of benzodiazepine 3. Describe the difference in the action of barbiturates at lower and higher dose on GABAA receptors a. BZ increase synaptic inhibition of GABA b. They enhance

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  • Prescription Drug Abuse Essay

    Prescription Drug Abuse Research Paper According to results from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)‚ an estimated 2.4 million Americans used prescription drugs non medically for the first time within the past year. This statistic averages to approximately 6‚600 new people per day who are taking prescription drugs that were not prescribed to them‚ or are not needed to treat a serious condition anymore. More than one-half of the 2.4 million people taking prescription drugs

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  • Action of Barbituates

    (BHHS) Sherman Howard 1. Describe‚ the action of Barbiturates. They reduce sensory sensitivity to pleasure or pain. Replace’s the need for sex‚ food and emotional involvement. 2. Describe the action of benzodiazepines and their withdrawal symptoms. Benzodiazepines are minor tranquilizers; they cause dopamine levels to surge producing a pleasurable sensation. Withdrawal involves seizures‚ convulsions‚ and even death. 3. What is

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