CNS Depressants: Barbiturates, Barbiturate-like Drugs, Meprobamate, Chloral Hydrate, Paraldehyde

  • H. Thomas MilhornJr.

Abstract

In addition to alcohol, drugs that depress the central nervous system include the barbiturates, barbiturate-like drugs, meprobamate, chloral hydrate, paraldehyde, and benzodiazepines. These drugs are mainly used to calm and relax patients (sedatives) or to induce sleep in them (hynotics). They are collectively known as sedative-hynotics. The benzodiazepines are discussed in Chapter 10.

Keywords

Respiration Gastritis Metoprolol Endocarditis Dehydrogen 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Thomas MilhornJr.
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  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of Mississippi Medical CenterMississippiUSA

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