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Br J Pharmacol. 1974 Aug;51(4):571-5.

Effects of benzoctamine and chlordiazepoxide on turnover and uptake of 5-hydroxytryptamine in the brain.

Abstract

1 Benzoctamine, a new psychoactive drug, known to exert in man an anti-anxiety effect resembling that of chlordiazepoxide, decreased the disappearance of intraventricularly-injected [(14)C]-5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) from rat brain, as did chlordiazepoxide.2 Both drugs partially inhibited the alpha-ethyl-3-hydroxy-4-methylphenylethylamine-induced depletion of rat brain 5-HT.3 It is concluded that benzoctamine, like chlordiazepoxide, decreases 5-HT turnover in the brain and that this action may play a role in the anti-anxiety effect of these drugs observed in man.

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