uses of cns
sedatives and tranquilizers, are substances that can slow brain activity. This property makes them useful for treating anxiety and sleep disorders
affects on the brain body
Most CNS depressants act on the brain by affecting the neurotransmitter gammaaminobutyric acid (GABA). Neurotransmitters are brain chemicals that facilitate communication between brain cells
Especially when taken in excess, CNS depressants can cause confusion and dizziness and impair judgment,memory, intellectual performance, and motor coordination
The four main types of depressants are ethyl alcohol, opiates, benzodiazepines, and barbiturates. Ethyl alcohol is one of the most widely used drugs and is also the one that causes the most harm. Benzodiazepines and barbiturates are also sometimes referred to as tranquilizers or sedatives. Opiates are a type of strong pain killer that are derived from the poppy plant.