CNS depressant


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CNS depressant

Anything that depresses, or slows, the sympathetic impulses of the central nervous system (i.e., respiratory rate, heart rate).
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Two classes of CNS depressants have the potential for misuse, abuse, and addiction: benzodiazepines and barbiturates.
The metabolism to morphine by CYP2D6 is responsible for most of the analgesic and CNS depressant effects of codeine.
For example, when cough syrup containing the CNS depressant dextromethorphan (DXM) is abused or mixed with other drugs, the syrup can contribute to car accidents when the abuser is slow or unable to react.
Despite the CNS depressant activity of GHB, several subjects reported enhanced sensory experiences, such as vision, hearing, and touch.
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It also lacks the generalized CNS depressant effects characteristic of traditional sedative-hypnotics, making it an attractive agent for treating insomnia in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to studies presented at the meeting.
The bisepoxylignan glycoside simplexoside has CNS depressant activity in mice and rats while the aglycone is a stimulant (Ghosal et al., 1980).
inflata has CNS depressant properties, manifested as antinociception and sedation.
GHB is a powerful CNS depressant that appears to work by improving nighttime sleep.