Rachel Lu (Charles Best)

#4 Sedative Hypnotics

Rachel Lu (Charles Best)
In research round one I talked about how Sedative Hypnotics are CNS depressants used as sleeping pills, tranquillizers, sedatives for surgery’s or less commonly – treatments for anxiety disorder symptoms. I mentioned the two main types of drugs which are barbiturates and benzodiazepines, their differences and similarities. Later on I added on about the history of these drugs however I want to talk a bit about the people who discovered these drugs. I mentioned that the way that these drugs...Read More...
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A few people suggested looking into the history of sedative hypnotics, where it began and how those medicines differ from those of today. Before the usage and development of sedatives or hypnotics that we have today, the only other means of sedation was alcohol and opium. (1) 1. Bromide Salts -first introduced around the 1800’s as the first sedative-hypnotic -used for epilepsy and managing hysteria as well as convulsions 2. Barbituarates -altered compound of barbituric acid which did not...Read More...
Last Reply By Erica Won (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Sedative Hypnotics Insomnia is common, but it can be unpredictable. Which is why it can be difficult to treat successfully. For this round of research I am discussing the pro’s and con’s of long term usage. How it can be harmful but also how it may help. Because there are so many different aspects to someone’s sleep disorder like sleep hygiene, environment, genetic predispositions, doctors can only use trial and error to see which pills may be the best. The initial recommended usage time of...Read More...
Last Reply By Joanna Whitter (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
WHAT ARE SEDATIVE HYPNOTIC DRUGS? Sedative-Hypnotic drugs are a type of pharmaceutically produced drugs that work by slowing down and depressing the body’s functions and the central nervous system which consists of the brain and spinal cord which are the ultimate control parts of the body. They are central nervous system depressants however this term has an enormous spectrum of different meanings and effects. Because they directly affect the brain chemicals, this can be dangerous because if...Read More...
Last Reply By Sophie Holland (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Long Term Side Effects of Sedative Hypnotic Drugs and how they may permanently affect the brain’s chemistry My first step is to look for some basic information on this class of drugs, how they work in the brain, what neurotransmitters and hormones that the chemicals in these drugs may affect. Hopefully I will be able to use that as a base for adding on details later on. I want to first find out the common side effects and usage time terms so that gives me an estimate of what is considered...Read More...
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