In the event of an overdose or if combined with another sedative, many of these drugs can cause unconsciousness (see hypnotic) and even death.
There is some overlap between the terms "sedative" and "hypnotic".
They are central nervous depressants and interact with brain activity causing its deceleration.
Various kinds of sedatives can be distinguished, but the majority of them affect the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which are brain chemicals performing communication between brain cells.
1974) and the RASS (Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale).
Sedation is the reduction of irritability or agitation by administration of sedative drugs, generally to facilitate a medical procedure or diagnostic procedure.Sedation methods in dentistry include inhalation sedation (using nitrous oxide), oral sedation, and intravenous (IV) sedation.Inhalation sedation is also sometimes referred to as relative analgesia.In addition to the aforementioned precautions, patients should be interviewed to determine if they have any other condition that may lead to complications while undergoing treatment.Any head, neck, or spinal cord injuries should be noted as well as any diagnosis of osteoporosis.