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Descriptor English:   Central Nervous System Depressants 
Descriptor Spanish:   Depresores del Sistema Nervioso Central 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Depressores do Sistema Nervoso Central 
Synonyms English:   CNS Depressants
Depressants, CNS  
Tree Number:   D27.505.696.277
D27.505.954.427.210
Definition English:   A very loosely defined group of drugs that tend to reduce the activity of the central nervous system. The major groups included here are ethyl alcohol, anesthetics, hypnotics and sedatives, narcotics, and tranquilizing agents (antipsychotics and antianxiety agents). 
Indexing Annotation English:   GEN or unspecified; prefer specific groups or specific drugs; consider also CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM /drug eff or BRAIN /drug eff
History Note English:   79; was NON MESH before 1979 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AD administration & dosage AE adverse effects
AG agonists AN analysis
AI antagonists & inhibitors BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid CS chemical synthesis
CH chemistry CL classification
EC economics HI history
IM immunology IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism PK pharmacokinetics
PD pharmacology PO poisoning
RE radiation effects ST standards
SD supply & distribution TU therapeutic use
TO toxicity UR urine
Record Number:   2520 
Unique Identifier:   D002492 

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