BENZODIAZEPINE AGONISTS

p. n. a group of agents which prevent the binding of benzodiazepine to its receptor site. As prescription drugs, they are used before medical procedures to slow down the CNS. Among them are known brands of tranquilizers, hypnotics, and sedatives such as clonazepam (Klonopin) and diazepam (Valium).

BENZODIAZEPINE AGONISTS: "A number of sleep medications belong to the group of CNS depressants known as the benzodiazepine agonists."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BENZODIAZEPINE AGONISTS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/benzodiazepine-agonists/ (accessed November 15, 2019).
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