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Ativan is the brand name for lorazepam, a prescription medication that belongs to the benzodiazepine class. It is commonly used for its anxiolytic, sedative, anticonvulsant, and muscle relaxant properties. Here is detailed information about Ativan. Lorazepam enhances the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter that inhibits activity in the brain. By binding to the GABA-A receptor, lorazepam increases GABA's inhibitory effects, leading to sedation, anxiolysis (reduction of anxiety), muscle relaxation, and anticonvulsant activity. It should be used under the guidance of a healthcare provider, with careful monitoring and adherence to prescribed dosages to minimize potential risks and ensure safe use.

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