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Benzodiazepine Receptors

  • Claus Braestrup
  • Mogens Nielsen
Part of the Handbook of Psychopharmacology book series (HBKPS)

Abstract

1,4-Benzodiazepines are among the most widely used drugs. In 1973, approximately 15% of the adult population in the West admitted to having used benzodiazepines (BZ) at least once within the previous year (Baiter et al, 1974) to achieve anticonvulsant, anxiolytic, or hypnotic effects. The total amount of benzodiazepine sold in a recent 6-month period in Denmark, calculated as number of defined daily doses (DDD), corresponded to 8% of the whole population using benzodiazepines daily (Schou, 1980).

Keywords

Gaba Receptor Kainic Acid Gaba Agonist Photoaffinity Label Purkinje Cell Degeneration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claus Braestrup
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mogens Nielsen
    • 3
  1. 1.Research LaboratoriesA/S FerrosanSoeborgDenmark
  2. 2.Skt. Hans Mental HospitalRoskildeDenmark
  3. 3.Psychopharmacological Research Laboratories, Department ESkt. Hans Mental HospitalRoskildeDenmark

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