Barbiturates: Categories, Effects & Uses


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Barbiturates work by depressing what system of the body?

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1. This category of barbiturates can take up to an hour for the effects to show, but those effects can last up to 12 hours.

2. Barbiturates work by increasing the activity of this neurotransmitter in the brain.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Consider this quiz/worksheet for insight into what you know about barbiturates. Questions explore topics like the bodily system that barbiturates depress and the type of barbiturate that takes up to an hour for effects to show but lasts nearly 12 hours.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on these areas:

  • Categories of barbiturates
  • Neurotransmitter activity that's increased by barbiturates
  • Barbiturate effects
  • Potential uses for barbiturates

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding brain activity that's increased by barbiturates
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the effects of barbiturates and the system of the body they work to depress
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information from the lesson on barbiturates, including the kind that takes up to an hour to work and lasts for almost 12 hours

Additional Learning

For more on this class of drugs, you can look over the lesson named Barbiturates: Categories, Effects & Uses. Here are some details that will be explored:

  • The nickname for barbiturates
  • Effects of barbiturates in high doses
  • Addictive aspects of the drug and potential for abuse