This patient presents with a benzodiazepine (BZD) overdose and impaired respiratory status requiring the use of flumazenil. BZDs are commonly prescribed and are common culprits in both unintentional and intentional overdoses. They produce sedative and hypnotic effects through inhibitory actions at GABA receptors. These agents are rapidly absorbed via the oral route making gastric decontamination ineffective in most situations and are metabolized in the liver.
MEDICAL INTERPRETING: Medications Diagram. A visual representation of common medications -Antipsych, Stimulants, Hallucinogens, Depressants- that can come up during interpreting jobs in general but especially medical work. Their categories and spellings.