benzodiazepine receptor

benzodiazepine receptor

Any of a number of different receptors for benzodiazepine identified in the brain. BZ-1 receptors may affect neural pathways involved in normal sleep patterns, while BZ-2 receptors are involved in memory and motor functions.
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Patients met Beers CNS polypharmacy criteria if three or more of the following medications were initiated or continued: antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, nonbenzodiazepine benzodiazepine receptor agonists, tricyclic antidepressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and opioids.
All FDA-approved benzodiazepine receptor agonists work on GABAA receptors; therefore, the difference among them is half-life.
Of special interest is Rozerem is not expected to exhibit rebound insomnia, memory impairment, respiratory depression, drug abuse, dependence, and withdrawal as by some of the benzodiazepine receptor agonists.
The 18 kDa translocator protein [1] (TSPO; previously-known as the peripheral benzodiazepine receptor, PBR) has been extensively studied for its intricate biological functions.
Central benzodiazepine receptor (BDZ-R) agonists have been known to induce multiple effects including anxiolytic, myorelaxant, anticovulsant, hypnotic and amnestic effects (44-46).
Anxiolytic actions of the hexane extract from leaves of Annona cherimolia in two paradigms: possible involvement of the GABA/ benzodiazepine receptor complex.
Next, benzodiazepine receptor binding, identifying [[gamma].
14,15 Benzodiazepine receptor agonists increase the intrinsic efficacy of GABA at the GABAA receptor coupling with benzodiazepine receptor in the spinal cord.
Peripheral benzodiazepine receptor modulation by protoporphyrins can regulate cell death, cell proliferation, immunity and neural functions.
PHOENIX -- It's a good idea to remind insomnia patients not to mix benzodiazepine receptor agonists--zaleplon, zolpidem, and eszopiclone--with antihistamines, antinausea drugs such as promethazine, or alcohol.