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Where were the benzos first synthesized?
at the Roche Laboratories in the 1930s
Benzodiazepines are CNS stimulants.
The traditional benzos are very weak bases.
What is the most common route of administration for the benzos?
List three factors that determine the duration of action of the benzos.
- the nature and extent of metabolism
- the nature of distribution
- The rate of elimination
Which benzo has been used as a date-rape drug?List the drug name,brand name,and nickname.
Rohypnol (flunitrazepam) (AKA“Roofies”)
True or False
Benzos encountered in the forensic laboratory are usually pharmaceutical preparations that have been diverted from legitimate sources.
What is the best method of analysis for the benzos?
gas chromatography/mass spectrometry is the method of choice for the analysis.
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