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Why does scopolamine cause drowsiness?

Thread: Why does scopolamine cause drowsiness?

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  1. rph726 said:

    Why does scopolamine cause drowsiness?

    I know it is a muscarinic antagonist but why does it cause drowsiness? What is the mechanism behind this?
     
  2. adamcollin said:
    Drowsiness can be caused due to overdose of Scopolamine.
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  3. Ingit_Scoob said:
    I guess it is due to antagonism of M1 receptors in the brain which are responsible for wakefullness, maybe in the reticular activating system.
     
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