Hypnotics and Sedatives.

(Part 3, Drugs acting on CNS, VPT)

Hypnotics and Sedatives

Hypnotics and Sedatives.


Hypnotics are drugs which produce drowsiness and facilitate the onset and maintenance of a state of sleep resembling natural sleep. The effect produced by hypnotics is known as hypnosis. 

Sedatives are the drug which moderately depress the central nervous system (CNS), moderate the excitement and calm the recipient. The effect produced by sedatives is known as sedation. All hypnotics in lower doses act as sedatives. 

Note: The following pdf is the VPT note of Drugs acting on CNSPart 3 of BVSc & AH. *VPT- Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology.

Topics of the PDF file of 'Hypnotics and Sedatives' :

Definition or Introduction / Classification of Hypnotics and Sedatives - Barbiturates, Benzodiazepine derivatives and some Miscellaneous agents.

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