Teaching Assignment III

Teaching Assignment III - Barbiturates are powerful...

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Barbiturates are powerful depressant drugs that reduce anxiety and promote sleep, which is how they acquired the name “downers.” Barbiturates control brain activity in the brain centers that control arousal, wakefulness, alertness, and they tend to slow the brain’s respiratory centers. Small doses of barbiturates cause relaxation and a state of euphoria. Larger doses cause loss of coordination, impaired mental functioning, and depression. High doses can produce unconsciousness, coma, and even death. Barbiturates are prescription drugs such as Seconal and Nembutal, which is almost identical to the illegal drug known as Quaalude. Barbiturates produce both a physical and psychological addiction from both small doses and large doses. Small doses pf barbiturates produce irritability and REM rebound nightmares. Large doses can produce hallucinations, disorientation, restlessness, and life-threatening convulsions. Tranquilizers are also depressants that relieve anxiety, but they are less powerful than
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