Medicines and drugs. Depressants. depressants. What are depressants? Examples? Any use for them? Social and physiological effects of use/abuse?. depressants.
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Medicines and drugs
Ethanol produces a synergic effect with other drugs i.e. their effect is enhanced in the presence of alcohol which can be dangerous e.g. with aspirin it can increase damage to stomach and cause bleeding.
In the case of sleeping tablets and other sedatives it can cause coma or death.
3C2H5OH + 16H+ + 2Cr2O72− → 3CH3COOH + 11H2O + 4Cr3+