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What Is Dilantin, and How Is It Used and Abused?

Dilantin (phenytoin) is one of the first anticonvulsant medications as it was developed in the early 1900s. Its major uses are for the prevention of seizures, particularly tonic-clonic seizures (that affect...

What Is Nembutal, and How Is It Abused?

Nembutal (pentobarbital) belongs to the class of drugs known as the barbiturates. Barbiturates are central nervous system depressant drugs that are often referred to as sedative-hypnotic drugs because, at low...

What Is Secobarbital, and How Is It Abused?

Seconal (secobarbital) is a drug that is classified as a barbiturate. Barbiturates are central nervous system depressant drugs that act on the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). GABA is the major...

What Is Amobarbital, and What Are the Effects of Use?

Amobarbital(brand names: Amytal Sodium or Tuinal) is a barbiturate drug. Barbiturates are central nervous system depressants that are primarily used as sedatives. They are often referred to as sedative-hypnotics; at...

Barbiturates Abuse: Signs and Symptoms

Barbiturates are central nervous system depressant drugs. These substances have the effect of suppressing (or depressing) the firing of the neurons in the central nervous system as well as the...

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