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Nonbenzodiazepine Depressants: Sedative Hypnotics & Antianxiety Medications

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Sleeplessness, the inability to fall and/or stay asleep in the absence of external impediments to sleep such as bright lights or loud noises, is properly called:

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1. A _____ is a drug that is intended to induce sleep by depressing the central nervous system.

2. A _____ is a drug that depresses the central nervous system, produces calm and suppresses bodily reactions, but does not directly induce sleep.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz and worksheet, you'll find a series of questions about nonbenzodiazepines you can answer before you move on to other subjects. Just a few of the topics covered here include the name for drugs that induce sleep by depressing the central nervous system and drugs that relive anxiety.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Our quiz is a handy way to see if you know the following:

  • Proper name for sleeplessness
  • Drugs that induce sleep by depressing the central nervous system
  • Name of drugs that depress the central nervous system and produce calm but not sleep
  • Drugs that relieve anxiety
  • What kind of drug gabapentin is an example of

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  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the name of drugs that depress the central nervous system to produce calm but do not induce sleep
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related nonbenzodiazepine depressants lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the proper name for sleeplessness

Additional Learning

If answering these quiz questions was a struggle, our short lesson called Nonbenzodiazepine Depressants: Sedative Hypnotics & Antianxiety Medications outlines this subject in greater detail. After completing this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Detail the effects benzodiazepines can have on the body
  • Identify the kinds of drugs that are generally used to treat anxiety
  • Give two examples of nonbenzodiazepine anxiolytics
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