A Chemical Substance That Acts Essay

1144 Words Nov 5th, 2014 5 Pages
A chemical substance that acts upon the central nervous system and it alters brain function, resulting in temporary change in perception, mood, consciousness and behavior.
Barbiturate brands included Amobarbital,Pentobarbital and has the street name of Downers, blue heavens, blue velvet, blue devils,Nembies, yellow jackets, abbots, Mexican yellows.Barbiturate is a class of drugs derived from barbituric acid that act as depressants to the central nervous system. Barbiturates dissolves easily in fat,and it already has access to the brain because they can cross the blood brain barrier easily. Barbiturates dissolves into body fat, they can accumulate and enter the blood stream later. Different barbiturates clear out of the blood stream at different rates.
Depressant is referred to in slang as a downer, a chemical agent that slows the function or activity of a specific part of the body. Drugs that are depressants include Zyprexa, Seroquel and Haldol, are known as major tranquilizers or antipsychotics, they reduce the symptoms of mental illness. Some other depressants, such as Amytal, Numbutal and Seconal, are classed as barbiturate, which are used as sedatives and sleeping pills. Depressants have the effect of feelings of well-being, lowered inhibition, slowed thinking, slowed muscular activity,a distorted view of the world, or hallucinations Depressants act on the brain by affecting the neurotransmitter GABA. By increasing GABA and inhibit brain activity,they produce a drowsy…

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