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Since gaba is the major inhibitory transmitter, if large amounts are introduced to the brain, can it produce anxiolosis and eventually coma?

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Dr. Harold Kim answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

The benzodiazepine class of drugs, which includes medications like valium and xanax, (alprazolam) is an analog of gaba. As such, these medications are used as an anxiolytic. Excessive dosing can also induce coma.

Answered Nov 2, 2015

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