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  1. not related to benzos, treats anxiety, but action is not known. optimum relief within three to four weeks; short term therapy but no tolerance effect
  2. I. light sleep, muscles relax, brain waves are irregular and rapid; II. brain waves are larger than in stage 1, with bursts of electrical activity; III and IV. deep sleep, with even larger, slower brain waves called delta waves
  3. phenobarbitol, secobarbitol; these are old drugs that are highly habit forming although they are effective in short term treatment of insomnia
  4. sonata; sedative for sleep for up to 28 days, non benzo; can lead to dependency and rebound insomnia

4 True/False questions

  1. benzodiazepinespotentiate the effects of GABA, resulting in increased CNS depression; treat anxiety, sleep, seizures, muscle relaxation, alcohol withdraw, anesthesia, sedation and conscious sedation; prototype: lorazepam

          

  2. zolpidemsonata; sedative for sleep for up to 28 days, non benzo; can lead to dependency and rebound insomnia

          

  3. chloral hydratenonbarbituate hypnotic used to sedate and induce sleep; has adverse CNS effects

          

  4. meprobamateshort term management of anxiety, effects the thalamus and limbic system; mild tranquilizer w/ anticonvulsant and muscle relaxant qualities; pregnancy D and CNS adverse effects

          

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