1 doctor weighed in:

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

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Harold Kim
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Theoretically.

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.

In brief: Theoretically.

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.
Dr. Harold Kim
Dr. Harold Kim
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Rashed Hasan
Board Certified, Pediatrics - Critical Care
31 years in practice
995K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors