Tox Tuesday: designer benzodiazepines

Commonly prescribed for anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasms, alcohol withdrawal and seizure-prevention, benzodiazepines have assisted millions for more than 60 years. Marketed under well-known names including Xanax, Ativan and Valium, benzodiazepines or “benzos,” are referred to as “downers” as they work by depressing the central nervous system leading to feelings of relaxation, calmness, or sedation.

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Tox Tuesday: Benzodiazepines

[ SPANISH ] The long explanation involves the enhancement of the effect of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) at the GABAA receptor, which results in sedative, sleep-inducing properties.

The short explanation?

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