Orexin Receptor Competitive Antagonists: A Novel target of the Sedative and hypnotics drugs for the pharmacotherapy of Insomnia

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  • Indrajit Banerjee Associate Professor,

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https://doi.org/10.3126/nje.v8i1.21139

Keywords:

Orexin Receptor, Insomnia

Abstract

Orexins are peptide neurotransmitters which are produced in the lateral and posterior part of the hypothalamus in the brain. There are two Orexin receptors which has been identified till date viz. Orexin 1 (OX  1) and Orexin 2 (OX 2 receptor).

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Author Biography

Indrajit Banerjee, Associate Professor,

Department of Pharmacology, SSR Medical
College, Belle Rive, Mauritius

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Published

2018-09-24

How to Cite

Banerjee, I. (2018). Orexin Receptor Competitive Antagonists: A Novel target of the Sedative and hypnotics drugs for the pharmacotherapy of Insomnia. Nepal Journal of Epidemiology, 8(1), 713–715. https://doi.org/10.3126/nje.v8i1.21139

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