Forensic Science Proj.

Forensic Science Proj. - What are Depressants A drug that...

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What are Depressants A drug that acts on the central nervous system to reduce pain, tension, and anxiety, to relax and disinhibit, and to slow intellectual and motor reactivity. History of Depressants Before Barbiturates, Chloral Hydrate and Paraldehyde were the most commonly used depressants. Chloral Hydrate was first created in 1832, but was not clinically used until 1870 (Ksir 156). Dr. Benjamine Richardson introduced the drug to Great Britain in 1869. What Type of controlled substance is Depressants? The Depressant class includes barbiturates and tranquilizers such as Librium and Valium. These drugs are used to produce sedation, to induce sleep, to combat anxiety, and to treat epilepsy. Excessive doses cause a drunken-like state, and have side effects similar to alcohol, including a hangover Government Restrictions on Depressants The figures showed 4.01 million anti-depressants were prescribed in 2008-09, an annual increase of 178,650 The government has a target of stopping the increased use of anti-
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