SCH-50911 is a selective GABABantagonist. Its main applications are in pharmacology research.
SCH-50911 also acts as an anticonvulsant under normal conditions. SCH-50911 induces acute withdrawal syndrome in GHB-dependent rats, similar to the delirium tremens seen in human alcohol withdrawal, and can precipitate convulsions in GHB-dependent animals.
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