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Chemical Central Nervous System Agents

Name Central Nervous System Agents
Equivalent Term Central Nervous System Drugs
Definition A class of drugs producing both physiological and psychological effects through a variety of mechanisms. They can be divided into 'specific' agents, e.g., affecting an identifiable molecular mechanism unique to target cells bearing receptors for that agent, and 'nonspecific' agents, those producing effects on different target cells and acting by diverse molecular mechanisms. Those with nonspecific mechanisms are generally further classed according to whether they produce behavioral depression or stimulation. Those with specific mechanisms are classed by locus of action or specific therapeutic use. (From Gilman AG, et al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed, p252)
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MeSH® ID D002491
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ChemicalsChemical Actions and Uses Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Pharmacologic Actions Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Therapeutic Uses Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Central Nervous System Agents Has associated genes Has associated diseases

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Central Nervous System Agents Has associated genes Has associated diseases
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  Adjuvants, Anesthesia
  Alcohol Deterrents
View node Analgesics Has associated genes Has associated diseases
  Anticonvulsants Has associated genes Has associated diseases
View node Anti-Dyskinesia Agents Has associated genes Has associated diseases
  Antiemetics Has associated diseases
View node Anti-Obesity Agents Has associated diseases
  Antitussive Agents Has associated diseases
View node Central Nervous System Depressants Has associated genes Has associated diseases
View node Central Nervous System Stimulants Has associated diseases
  Emetics
  Muscle Relaxants, Central
  Narcotic Antagonists Has associated diseases
  Neuroprotective Agents
  Nootropic Agents
View node Psychotropic Drugs Has associated genes Has associated diseases