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A Psychological and Physiological Evaluation of the Effects of Intravenous Diazepam

  • Desmond Kelly (a1), Robert Pik (a1) and Char-nie Chen (a1)


Intravenous diazepam is widely used both in general medicine and in psychiatry. It is used to produce sedation in psychiatric emergencies and to enhance systematic desensitization; it is also employed in the treatment of drug-induced dystonic reactions, status epilepticus and tetanus, and as an anaesthetic agent. Its property of relieving severe muscle spasm has been utilized to treat patients suffering from ‘stiff-man syndrome‘.


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Now at: Department of Physiology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC 1


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A synopsis of this paper was published in the October 1972 Journal.



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A Psychological and Physiological Evaluation of the Effects of Intravenous Diazepam

  • Desmond Kelly (a1), Robert Pik (a1) and Char-nie Chen (a1)
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