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Barbiturat: synthetic sedative drug derived from barbituric acid.

Beta Blocker: medication used to treat some of the physical symptoms of anxiety such as increased blood pressure and heart palpitations. Although no widely used. Some people seem to benefit when used to treat situational or performance anxiety.

Biogenic Amines: chemicals that act as neurotransmitters or modulators.

Brofaromine: a medication. Includes brand names such as Consonar.

Bupropion: bupropion and bupriopion SR are antidepressants that act through blocking reuptake of norepinephrine and dopamine. Includes brand names such as Wellbutrin and Wellbutrin SR.

Baogin: see Diazepam

Barpil: see Buspirone Hydrochloride

Beneficat: see Trazodone

Benpine: see Chlordiazepoxide

Benzodiapine: see Chlordiazepoxide

Benzodiazepam: a benzodiazepine medication

Benzodiazepine: medication that either inhibit a nerve cell's activity directly or indirectly through modification of the GABA-benzodiazepine receptor complex. Includes medications such as alprazolam(Xanax), bromazepam, chlordiazepoxide, clonazepam (Klonopin), clorazepate (Tranxene), diazepam (Valium), flunitrazepam, flurazepam (Dalmane), lorazepam (Ativan), oxazepam (serax), quazepam (Doral), temazepam (Restoril), triazolam (Halcion).

Benzopin: see Diazepam

Bespar: see Buspirone Hydrochloride

Betapam: see Diazepam

Bimaran: see Trazodone

Biron: see Buspirone Hydrochloride

Bonatranquan: see Lorazepam

Bonton: see Lorazepam

Britazepam: see Diazepam

Bromazepam: a benzodiazepine medication. Includes brand names such as Lexotan.

Bromine: a bromide compound used as a sedative in the past.

Busirone: see Buspirone Hydrochloride

Buspar: see Buspirone Hydrochloride

Buspirone: see Buspirone Hydrochloride.

Buspirone Hydrochloride: a medication that acts on both serotonin (5-HT1A) and dopamine (D2) receptors. Includes brand names such as Ansial, Ansiced, Ansitec, Anxinil, Anxiolan, Barpil, Bespar, Biron, Busirone, Buspar, Buspirone, Kallmiren, Narol, Nerbet, Neurosine, Normaton, Paxon, Relac, Sburol, Tutran.

Barbital (diethyl barbituric acid): Includes brand names such as Medinal and Veronal.