Barbiturates- Barbiturates are depressants that produce a wide spectrum of central nervous system depression from mild sedation to coma.
Barbiturates are class of drugs that have been derived from barbituric acid. It derivatives enhance the action of GABA, a neurotransmitter that inhibits the activity of nerve cells in the brain. It was used in the treatment of anxiety, epilepsy, as anesthetics, and to induce sleep. The acronym for barbiturates is called BAR. Some street names for barbiturates are Amytal, Downers, Nembutal, Red Birds, Red Devils, and many more.
Some of the barbiturates may be used before surgery to relieve anxiety or tension. In addition, some of the barbiturates are used to help control seizures in certain disorders or diseases, such as epilepsy. Barbiturates may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. The barbiturates have been used to treat insomnia (trouble in sleeping). The barbiturates have also been used to relieve nervousness or restlessness during the daytime. However, the barbiturates have generally been replaced by safer medicines for the treatment of insomnia and daytime nervousness or tension.
There are many effects that will happen if you take barbiturates, it can cause short term effects or long term consequences on the body. Some short term effects are, depression, memory impairment, headaches, and slurred speech. Some long term effects of taking barbiturates are, addiction, chronic sleep problems, insomnia, anxiety, and seizures.
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