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Central Nervous System Agents Summary

Description: 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)

Also Known As: Central Nervous System Drugs

Networked: 29 relevant articles (1 outcomes, 2 trials/studies) for this Bio-Agent

Key Diseases for which Central Nervous System Agents is Relevant

  1. Neurodegenerative Diseases (Neurodegenerative Disease) : 1 outcome in 1 result
  2. Dementia (Dementias) : 1 study in 3 results
  3. Spinal Cord Injuries (Spinal Cord Injury) : 1 study in 1 result
  4. Erectile Dysfunction : 3 results
  5. Pain (Aches) : 2 results
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Drugs Related to Central Nervous System Agents

  1. Analgesics (Analgesic Drugs)
  2. Cardiovascular Agents
  3. Antidepressive Agents (Antidepressants)
  4. Anticonvulsants (Antiepileptic Drugs)
  5. Anti-Inflammatory Agents (Anti-Inflammatories)
  6. Amyloid Precursor Protein Secretases (beta-Secretase)
  7. Glutamic Acid (Glutamate)
  8. General Anesthetics
  9. Vitamins
  10. Vaccines
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Therapies Related to Central Nervous System Agents

  1. Home Nursing (Nursing, Home)
  2. Enteral Nutrition (Feeding, Tube)

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