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Downers Depress the overall functioning of the CNS Sedation Muscle Relaxation Drowsiness Rush/high Coma
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Uppers vs. Downers Uppers Release & enhance the body’s natural stimulatory neurochemicals Downers/Depressants Produce effects through a wide range of biochemical processes at different sites in the brain, spinal cord, and other organs (heart) Some mimic body’s natural sedating or inhibiting neurotransmitters Others directly suppress the stimulation centers of the brain
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Classifications of Depressants Major Classes Opiates/Opioids Sedative-hypnotics Alcohol Minor Classes Skeletal Muscle Relaxants Antihistamines Over-the-Counter Downers Look-alike Downers
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Major Depressants Opiates/Opioids – opium, morphine, codeine, hydrocodone (Vicodin), Oxycodone, methadone, heroin Sedative-hypnotics – synthetic chemical substances developed to treat anxiety & insomnia Alcohol
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2011 for the course PUBLIC HEA 321 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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