Benzodiazepines and GABA receptors: an animation on their mechanism of action Gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) is an inhibiting neurotransmitter that is present on human brains. As shown in the animation, gamma amino butyric acid promotes opening of a postsynaptic receptor, the GABA-A receptor. This opening leads to a increased conductance to cloride ions, which […]
This video lecture is focused on central nervous system pharmacology: it introduces GABA-A and glutamate receptors . It sets the grounds for the study of barbiturates (see lecture), benzodiazepines mechanism of action, propofol and others.