Benzodiazepines, sometimes called benzos, are drugs that are meant to calm the brain by enhancing how the GABA receptors function.
They are in charge of opening up the GABA activated chloride channels and therefore enabling the entry of chloride ions into the neuron.
Because of their sedative effects, benzos are some of the most widely prescribed drugs in the US as well as in most parts of the world.
They are classified as either ultra-short acting, short-acting or long-acting. Most people are familiar with Xanax and Valium, both commonly used benzos.
Although they are used for the treatment of … Read More