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Central Nervous System Stimulants

"Central Nervous System Stimulants" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A loosely defined group of drugs that tend to increase behavioral alertness, agitation, or excitation. They work by a variety of mechanisms, but usually not by direct excitation of neurons. The many drugs that have such actions as side effects to their main therapeutic use are not included here.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Central Nervous System Stimulants" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Central Nervous System Stimulants" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 649 publications over 28 distinct years, with a maximum of 53 publications in 2006 and 2008
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Funded by the NIH/NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, grant number UL1TR001102, and through institutional support from Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.