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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 677 publications over 28 distinct years, with a maximum of 54 publications in 2008
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.