Depressants

Depressants

About Depressants

A depressant, or central depressant, is a drug or endogenous compound that lowers or depresses arousal levels and reduces excitability.[1] Depressants are also occasionally referred to as "downers" as they lower the level of arousal when taken. Stimulants or "uppers" increase mental and/or physical function are the functional opposites of depressants.