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Pharmacology of sleep 

Pharmacology of sleep
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Pharmacology of sleep
Author(s):

Dr Sue Wilson

and Prof. David J. Nutt

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199674558.003.0009
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date: 02 April 2020

- Control of sleep and waking involves a complex system of brain circuits

- Neurotransmitters involved are principally GABA, noradrenaline, serotonin, acetylcholine, histamine, dopamine, orexin and galanin

- Any drug that enters the brain has the potential to alter sleep

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