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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.

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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.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Central Nervous System Stimulants" by people in this website by year, and whether "Central Nervous System Stimulants" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 146 publications over 25 distinct years, with a maximum of 11 publications in 2007 and 2008 and 2013 and 2018
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