|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||344.792 g·mol−1|
|3D model (JSmol)|
|(what is this?)|
Arfendazam (INN) is a drug which is a benzodiazepine derivative. Arfendazam is a 1,5-benzodiazepine, with the nitrogen atoms located at positions 1 and 5 of the diazepine ring, and so is most closely related to other 1,5-benzodiazepines such as clobazam.
Arfendazam has sedative and anxiolytic effects similar to those produced by other benzodiazepine derivatives, but is a partial agonist at GABAA receptors, so the sedative effects are relatively mild and it produces muscle relaxant effects only at very high doses.
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- J. Adrien, F. Albani, A. Baruzzi, M. Berger, E.O. Bixler, A.A. Borbeley, D.G. Dikeos, R. Drucker-Colin, R. Fritsch Montero, Y. Hishikawa, S. Inoue, A. Kales, E. Lugaresi, H. Merchant-Nancy, J.M. Monti. The Pharmacology of Sleep. Springer. ISBN 978-3-540-58961-7