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Descriptor English: Wakefulness-Promoting Agents
Descriptor Spanish: Promotores de la Vigilia
Descriptor Portuguese: Promotores da Vigília
Descriptor French: Agents promoteurs de l'éveil
Entry term(s): Agents, Wake-Promoting
Agents, Wakefulness-Promoting
Drugs, Eugeroic
Drugs, Wake-Promoting
Eugeroic Drugs
Substances, Wake-Promoting
Wake Promoting Agents
Wake Promoting Drugs
Wake Promoting Substances
Wake-Promoting Agents
Wake-Promoting Drugs
Wake-Promoting Substances
Wakefulness Promoting Agents
Tree number(s): D27.505.954.427.220.612
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D064690
Scope note: A specific category of drugs that prevent sleepiness by specifically targeting sleep-mechanisms in the brain. They are used to treat DISORDERS OF EXCESSIVE SOMNOLENCE such as NARCOLEPSY. Note that this drug category does not include broadly-acting central nervous system stimulants such as AMPHETAMINES.
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Sleep Disorders/drug therapy (2006-2013)
Public MeSH Note: 2014
History Note: 2014
DeCS ID: 55346
Unique ID: D064690
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Date Established: 2014/01/01
Date of Entry: 2013/07/08
Wakefulness-Promoting Agents - Preferred
Concept UI M0582998
Scope note A specific category of drugs that prevent sleepiness by specifically targeting sleep-mechanisms in the brain. They are used to treat DISORDERS OF EXCESSIVE SOMNOLENCE such as NARCOLEPSY. Note that this drug category does not include broadly-acting central nervous system stimulants such as AMPHETAMINES.
Preferred term Wakefulness-Promoting Agents
Entry term(s) Agents, Wake-Promoting
Agents, Wakefulness-Promoting
Drugs, Eugeroic
Drugs, Wake-Promoting
Eugeroic Drugs
Substances, Wake-Promoting
Wake Promoting Agents
Wake Promoting Drugs
Wake Promoting Substances
Wake-Promoting Agents
Wake-Promoting Drugs
Wake-Promoting Substances
Wakefulness Promoting Agents



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