The effects of new hypnotic drugs in rats trained to discriminate ethanol

  title={The effects of new hypnotic drugs in rats trained to discriminate ethanol},
  author={D. Sanger},
  journal={Behavioural Pharmacology},
  • D. Sanger
  • Published 1997
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Behavioural Pharmacology
  • Several new, non-benzodiazepine hypnotic drugs have recently been marketed (zopiclone, zolpidem) or are in development (zaleplon, SX 3228). These compounds act at benzodiazepine (BZ) (ω) receptors but have mechanisms of action which are not identical to those of benzodiazepines; in particular, zolpidem, zaleplon and SX 3228 have been reported to have selectivity for the BZ1 (ω1) receptor subtype. In the present study the effects of the four hypnotic drugs were investigated in rats trained to… CONTINUE READING
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