Respiratory Depression is a reduction in the rate of respiration. It may be induced by some medicines.
Pentobarbitone is a short to intermediate acting barbiturate used as a hypnotic and sedative. Barbiturates are non-selective CNS depressants that produce effects ranging from sedation and reduction of anxiety to unconsciousness and death from respiratory depression and cardiovascular failure.
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Authors: George Koffour, Samuel Owusu Agyeman-Duah, Benjamin Prempeh
Institution: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
- This experiment demonstrates the respiratory depressant effect of pentobarbitone.
Respiratory Depression Effect of Morphine and Respiratory Depressant Effect of Pentobarbitone in Rabbits
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