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Diazepam Good Sleep Aid, but Promotes Hangover


Diazepam (Valium ® ) is a benzodiazepine that has been used for a long time in both medicine and dentistry. This drug is a great preoperative sedative as well as an intraoperative or procedural sedation option. Mechanism of Action: Just like all benzodiazepines, diazepam works by positive allosteric modulation. It binds to and activates the benzodiazepine receptor as an agonist. Metabolism: Diazepam is broken down in the liver, resulting in 3 significant active metabolites. Desmeth more...
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