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Central nervous system depressants

Central nervous system (CNS) depressants are primarily used as medicines that suppress, inhibit or decrease brain activity. The main classes of CNS depressants are sedatives, hypnotics, opioids and neuroleptics [18]. CNS depressants include benzodiazepines, barbiturates, methaqualone and GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyric acid).

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