Benzodiazepines and the Nervous System
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This paper describes the structure and function of the bBZD/GABA/Cl complex in the CNS. It describes the action of benzodiazepines and how they work on the GABA receptor to produce their anxiolytic effects.
From the Paper:"Neurons in the brain communicate through chemical messengers neurotransmitters which are released by the signal-emitting neuron and bind to specific proteins. Excitatory glutamate and inhibitory GABA neurotransmitters, when bound to their respective receptors, increase or decrease the neuron's excitability. Excessive excitation causes panic attacks and excessive inhibition cases sedation. GABA is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the human central nervous system and participates in the regulation of neuronal excitability through specific membrane proteins of the neurons."
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