Barbiturates

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LT24
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Barbiturates
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2010-09-01 20:44:12
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Lecture 7
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  1. History and Derivation
    • Barbituric acid
    • Von bayer - 1864
    • Barbital - 1903
    • Phenobarbital - 1912
  2. Classes
    • Dependent on duration of action
    • Long
    • Intermediate
    • Short
    • Ultra-short
  3. Medical uses
    • Sleep induction
    • Anticonvulsants
    • Anaesthetics
    • Sedatives
    • Alcohol withdrawal
    • Anxiolytics
  4. Illicit use
    • Downers and goofballs
    • Effects similar to alcohol
    • Often used with stimulants or opiates
    • Rapid tolerance
    • Severe withdrawal
    • Low safety margin - respiratory depression

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