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Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs

automatism drug-confusion that can cause increased drug consumption
barbiturate CNS drug possessing the barbituric acid
benzodiazepine class of drugs used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders
GABA (gamma-aminobutryic acid) an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the CNS
hypnotic drug used to induce and maintain sleep
nonbarbiturate refers to sedative-hypnotic drugs that do not possess the barbituric acid structure, such as benzodiaepines and related drugs
NREM sleep stages of sleep characterized by nonrapid eye movement (NREM)
REM sleep stage of sleep characterized by rapid eye movement (REM) and dreaming
sedative drug used to produce mental relaxation and to reduce the desire for physical activity
Created by: jdouglas147