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Descriptor English: Central Nervous System Stimulants
Descriptor Spanish: Estimulantes del Sistema Nervioso Central
Descriptor Portuguese: Estimulantes do Sistema Nervoso Central
Descriptor French: Stimulants du système nerveux central
Entry term(s): Agents, Analeptic
Analeptic Agents
Analeptic Drugs
Analeptics
CNS Stimulants
Central Stimulants
Drugs, Analeptic
Stimulants, CNS
Stimulants, Central
Tree number(s): D27.505.696.282
D27.505.954.427.220
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000697
Scope note: 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.
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
Public MeSH Note: 95; was ANALEPTICS 1963-94; CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM STIMULANTS was see ANALEPTICS 1985-94
Online Note: use CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM STIMULANTS to search ANALEPTICS 1966-94
History Note: 95; was ANALEPTICS 1963-94; CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM STIMULANTS was see ANALEPTICS 1985-94
Entry Version: CNS STIMULANTS
DeCS ID: 711
Unique ID: D000697
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1995/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2019/04/29
Central Nervous System Stimulants - Preferred
Concept UI M0001063
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Central Nervous System Stimulants
Entry term(s) CNS Stimulants
Central Stimulants
Stimulants, CNS
Stimulants, Central
Analeptics - Narrower
Concept UI M0001064
Preferred term Analeptics
Entry term(s) Agents, Analeptic
Analeptic Agents
Analeptic Drugs
Drugs, Analeptic



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