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Synonyms for depressant

capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent

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People who take CNS depressants for a prolonged period of time will start adjusting to the side effects of the medication (e.g., sleepiness and uncoordination) (Lehne, 2013).
Mixed with opioid painkillers such as Valium and Vicodin, or CNS depressants such as Valium and Xanax, alcohol can slow breathing, causing respiratory failure and death.
With regard to CNS depressants, five subjects (38%) reported using alcohol, and one reported taking clonazepam while intoxicated with GHB.
However, experimental studies showed that monoterpenes (eugenol, geraniol, citronellol) has CNS depressant activity, anesthetic, myorelaxant and anticonvulsant properties (Dallmeier and Carlini, 1981; Freire et al., 2006; Sousa et al., 2006).
The MERN significantly potentiated the duration of phenobarbitone sodium induced sleep in mice suggesting probable tranquilizing action as well as CNS depressant action (Murugesan et al., 1999; Fastier et al., 1957).
Concomitant use of esketamine and other CNS depressants (ie, benzodiazepines, opioids, alcohol) may increase sedation.
CNS depressants (sedatives, tranquilizers) are given to severely stressed, anxious, or erratically sleeping patients.
Myocardial Infarction (MI), ventricular reentry arrhythmias etc.2,3 Medications like CNS depressants, antipsychotics, Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCA), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), 4 Non-Steroidal AntiInflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) and anticholinergic agents are associated with increased risk of falling (50%), hip fracture, gastrointestinal bleeding, cognitive impairment and functional decline.5
There is evidence of clinically important drug-drug interactions between cannabis or cannabinoids and the following medications: chlorpromazine, clobazam, clozapine, CNS depressants (e.g., barbiturates, benzodiazepines), disulfiram, hexobarbital, hydrocortisone, ketoconazole, MAO inhibitors, phenytoin, protease inhibitors (indinavir, nelfinavir), theophylline, tricyclic antidepressants and warfarin.
Locomotor activity can be reduced significantly after dosing test animals with a sedative dose of CNS depressants. Also, a reduction in locomotor activity could also be due to motor impairment induced by the test compound.
"Our research has identified many CNS depressants which could be associated with symptoms such as dizziness, in-coordination, nausea, unconsciousness, fatigue, drowsiness, tension and sweating which have been reported among smokers of dokha and shisha," he said.
"Our research has identified many CNS depressants which could be associated with symptoms such as dizziness, incoordination, nausea, unconsciousness, fatigue, drowsiness, tension and sweating which have been reported among smokers of dokha and shisha," said Dr Yehya Al Sayed, Associate Professor in Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences at AUS.