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Barbiturates

What are Barbiturates

Barbiturates are a class of drugs that have been derived from barbituric acid. Barbituric acid itself has no therapeutic activity; however, its derivatives enhance the action of GABA, a neurotransmitter that inhibits the activity of nerve cells in the brain.

Historically, barbiturates were used in the treatment of anxiety, epilepsy, as anesthetics, and to induce sleep. However, they have a tendency to cause psychological and physical dependence and there is a fine line between a normal dose and a toxic dose. Nowadays, barbiturates have been largely superseded by safer drugs, although some are still used during surgery or to control seizures.

List of Barbiturates:

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amobarbital systemic (Pro, More...)
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butabarbital systemic (Pro, More...)
3 reviews
   
9.0
mephobarbital systemic (More...)
4 reviews
   
9.5
pentobarbital systemic (Pro, More...)
1 review
   
9.5
phenobarbital systemic (Pro, More...)
15 reviews
   
8.2
secobarbital systemic (Pro, More...)
7 reviews
   
10
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