Diazepam: Medical Uses, Pharmacology and Health Effects


Harold M. Walker (Editor)
Paul A. Torres (Editor)

Series: Pharmacology – Research, Safety Testing and Regulation
BISAC: MED058170

Since their introduction to the market in the 1960s, benzodiazepines, and among them diazepam, have become one of the most frequently prescribed psychotropic drugs in industrial countries. These compounds are known for their sedative, hypnotic, anxiolytic, muscle-relaxant and anticonvulsant properties and their large therapeutic index. In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the medical uses, pharmacology and health effects of diazepam.

Topics discussed include the consequences of early chronic exposure to diazepam on brain plasticity, cerebral functionality and behavior; diazepam use in anxiolytic animal therapy; the diazepam-like effects of medicinal plants; using zebrafish modeling as the foundation of research into the mechanisms of depression and diazepam usage; and the principal indications related to the molecular actions and advantages of diazepam. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Diazepam and the Developing Brain: Consequences of an Early Chronic Exposure on Brain Plasticity, Cerebral Functionality and Behavior
(Henri Schroeder, Jean-Luc Daval, Astrid Nehlig, URAFPA, INRA UC340, Université de Lorraine, Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France, and others)

Diazepam in Anxiolytic Animal Therapy
(Miguel Ibáñez Talegón, Stefania Pineda González, Alvaro Olivares Moreno, Camila Pineda González, Complutense University of Madrid, School of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Behavior Clinic, Department of Animal Production, Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid, Spain)

Diazepam: Principal Indications Related with its Molecular Actions and Advantages
(Hugo Juárez Olguín, David Calderón Guzmán, Ernestina Hernández García, Gerardo Barragán Mejía, Pharmacology and Neurochemistry Laboratories, National Institute of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico)

Diazepam-Like Effects of Medicinal Plants: A Possible Approach or a Complementary Method?
(L.D. Almeida-Júnior, C.A.R.A. Costa, Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Biosciences, Unesp, Univ. Estadual Paulista, Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil)

Anxiety/Depression-Related Animal Models: Zebrafish and Diazepam
(Julian Pittman, Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences, Troy University, Troy, Alabama, USA)


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