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Sedative/Hypnotic Drugs: Benzodiazepines, Barbiturates and Ethanol – Drugs of Abuse

by Pravin Shukle, MD
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    The lecture Sedative/Hypnotic Drugs: Benzodiazepines, Barbiturates and Ethanol – Drugs of Abuse by Pravin Shukle, MD is from the course Toxicology. It contains the following chapters:

    • Benzodiazepines
    • Barbiturates

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Flumazenil
    2. Fomepizole
    3. Naloxone
    4. Epinephrine injection
    5. Hemodialysis
    1. Blocks sympathetic activity during withdrawal
    2. Stabilizes membranes
    3. Enhances elimination through the kidneys
    4. Reduces the risk of pH abnormality
    5. Blocks pain receptors during withdrawal
    1. Long acting benzodiazepine. Useful for withdrawal treatment of barbiturates.
    2. Short acting barbiturate. Known to be very addictive
    3. Opioid
    4. Medium acting benzodiazepine. Bypasses the liver during metabolism.
    5. Street drug. Often used in date rape.

    Author of lecture Sedative/Hypnotic Drugs: Benzodiazepines, Barbiturates and Ethanol – Drugs of Abuse

     Pravin Shukle, MD

    Pravin Shukle, MD


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