Benzodiazepines and anterior pituitary function.

  title={Benzodiazepines and anterior pituitary function.},
  author={Emanuela Arvat and Roberta Giordano and Silvia Grottoli and Ezio Ghigo},
  journal={Journal of endocrinological investigation},
  volume={25 8},
Benzodiazepines (BDZ) are one of the most prescribed classes of drugs because of their marked anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, muscle relaxant and hypnotic effects. The pharmacological actions of BDZ depend on the activation of 2 specific receptors. The central BDZ receptor, present in several areas of the central nervous system (CNS), is a component of the GABA-A receptor, the activation of which increases GABAergic neurotransmission and is followed by remarkable neuroendocrine effects. The… CONTINUE READING


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