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CNS Part- 2

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"Date rape" drug is chemically known as (LQ)



A Amyl nitrite

B Flunitrazepam

C Gamma-hydroxybutyrate

D Hashish

Ans. C Gamma-hydroxybutyrate

a. Flunitrazepam fits part of the description of this "date rape" drug, but it is not chemically related to known neurotransmitters.

b. Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB; "Liquid ecstasy"), a popular street drug, is structurally related to GABA.

c. GHB causes amnesia and in overdose has resulted in seizures, coma, and death. Metcathinone (khat. "Cat") is a natural plant alkaloid with CNS-stimulating properties similar to those of anaphetamine.

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