Brain mechanisms associated with therapeutic actions of benzodiazepines: focus on neurotransmitters

S. H. Snyder, S. J. Enna, A. B. Young

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Abstract

The sedative, muscle relaxant, antianxiety, and anticonvulsant effects of benzodiazepines may involve several distinct mechanisms because dissociation among these actions can be demonstrated with various drugs. Neurotransmitters displaying prominent interactions with benzodiazepines include γ aminobutyric acid (GABA), glycine, norepinephrine, and serotonin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)662-665
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Volume134
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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