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  • n. The reduction of anxiety by means of sedation or hypnosis


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  • The inhibitory effect of the GABA/benzodiazepine complex on neuronal discharge produces sedation, anticonvulsant activity, anxiolysis and striated muscle relaxation. 6,7,8,9


  • Benzodiazepines produce anxiolysis, sedation, hypnosis and centrally mediated muscle relaxation; individual sensitivity for these effects varies greatly1,2 While the abuse of benzodiazepines alone rarely results in fatalities,3 the emergency treatment of the patient with an altered level of consciousness due to substance abuse often necessitates hospitalization and invasive procedures (e.g., intubation, lavage).


  • Waldherr M, Neumann ID (2007) Centrally released oxytocin mediates mating-induced anxiolysis in male rats.

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  • Pharmacological interventions for VCUG focus on sedation as well as analgesia, anxiolysis, and amnesia.

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