Central Nervous System Agents

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)

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Bio-Agent Context: Research Results


1. Mangla, Sundeep: 1 article (01/2015)
2. Pile-Spellman, John: 1 article (01/2015)
3. Choi, Jae H: 1 article (01/2015)
4. Libien, Jenny: 1 article (01/2015)
5. Barone, Frank C: 1 article (01/2015)
6. Lin, Erwin: 1 article (01/2015)
7. Novotney, Carol: 1 article (01/2015)
8. Buck, Marcia L: 1 article (10/2014)
9. Luedtke, Kyle E: 1 article (10/2014)
10. Andrade, Raúl J: 1 article (05/2014)

Related Diseases

1. Neurodegenerative Diseases (Neurodegenerative Disease)
2. Dementia (Dementias)
3. Spinal Cord Injuries (Spinal Cord Injury)
4. Erectile Dysfunction
5. Pain (Aches)

Related Drugs and Biologics

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

Related Therapies and Procedures

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