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stimulant

 [stim´u-lant]
1. producing stimulation, especially by stimulation of muscle fibers through nervous tissue.
2. an agent that has such effects.

stim·u·lant

(stim'yū-lănt),
1. Stimulating; exciting to action.
See also: stimulus.
2. An agent that arouses organic activity, strengthens the action of the heart, increases vitality, and promotes a sense of well-being; classified according to the parts on which they chiefly act: cardiac, respiratory, gastric, hepatic, cerebral, spinal, vascular, genital.
See also: stimulus. Synonym(s): excitor, stimulator
Synonym(s): excitant
[L. stimulans, pres. p. of stimulo, pp. -atus, to goad, incite, fr. stimulus, a goad]

stimulant

(stĭm′yə-lənt)
n.
An agent, especially a chemical agent such as caffeine, that temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.

stimulant

adjective Relating to anything that ↑ activity, especially of the nervous system noun Pharmacology Any substance that evokes ↑ activity–eg, a CNS stimulant, cardiovascular stimulant, and others. See Amphetamine, Dextroamphetamine, Ephedrine, Herbal ecstasy, MDMA, Methamphetamine, Methcatinon, Methylphenidate, OTC stimulant, Phenmetrazine, Sexual stimulant.

stim·u·lant

(stim'yū-lănt)
1. Stimulating; exciting to action.
2. An agent that arouses organic activity, strengthens the action of the heart, increases vitality, and promotes a sense of well-being; classified according to the parts on which it chiefly acts: cardiac, respiratory, gastric, hepatic, cerebral, spinal, vascular, or genital.
Synonym(s): stimulator.
See also: stimulus
[L. stimulans, pres. p. of stimulo, pp. -atus, to goad, incite, fr. stimulus, a goad]

stim·u·lant

(stim'yū-lănt)
1. Stimulating; exciting to action.
2. Agent that arouses organic activity, strengthens heart action, increases vitality, and promotes sense of well-being.
Synonym(s): excitant.
[L. stimulans, pres. p. of stimulo, pp. -atus, to goad, incite, fr. stimulus, a goad]

Patient discussion about stimulant

Q. How does a Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit help fibromyalgia. My aunt was suggested to go through TENS. Will that really help? How does a Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit help fibromyalgia?

A. ‘TENS’ units are prescribed for chronic pain sufferers and fibromyalgia patients. What is a tens unit? Tens stands for Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. A tens unit is essentially a stimulation device consisting of electrodes that are attached to the skin, the unit itself, and a battery to provide current. A Tens unit uses electricity to block nerves from sending pain messages.

Q. Can some depression be treated with stimulantes in adults?? I was treated with dextroamphetimins in the 1970's. Why arent they used anymore? I know all of the things about addiction, so I dont need those answers. When the medication was used by me, it worked. My husband is suffereing from depression he has been given all of the "wonder" drugs No results. I hope someone can answer this for me, and for my husbands sake Thank You Shirley

A. Thank you BLars. I am going to talk to my husbands doctor when we have our appointment tomorrow..I get so tired of all of the experts who wont prescribe the right medications because of the abuse potential..CNS Stimulants were used before, and all of us that were on them when we needed them arent worse for wear..I am glad adderall is helping you.Maybe people like us need to speak out, so other patients arent afraid to ask their doctors..Have a great week!!

Shirley

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This was an expected finding, since EDS and daytime sleep attacks are the defining symptoms for narcolepsy.[14,21,22] No significant association was found between the somnolent narcoleptic symptoms and the CNS stimulant medication status of the NIQ respondents.
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These stimulants act to increase the amount of monoamines (epinephrine, norepinephrine, dopamine and serotonin) available within the synaptic cleft of synapses located primarily in the dopamine systems of the CNS.[19] Indirect sympathomimetic drugs are potent CNS stimulants. The stimulating effects include increased wakefulness, alertness, decreased fatigue, elevation of mood, increased motor activity and reduced proportion of REM sleep.[19] While chemically similar, the relative effects of these stimulant drugs are highly variable in humans.
The drug classes used for analysis included: CNS stimulants, caffeine stimulants, tricyclic antidepressants and experimental drugs.
(*) 419 respondents reported taking some type of narcoleptic medication; 377 and 116 respondents were taking CNS stimulants and tricyclic antidepressants, respectively.
Using extensive chart reviews of medical histories, we identified two groups of patients: those reporting a "significant positive response" to CNS stimulants, and those reporting a "significant negative response" as we define in our methods below.
Prefrontal pole activation may indicate the brain's ability to allocate attentional resources, as some brains appear to be shutting down these resources when forced to concentrate: It is these brains that seem to do well on CNS stimulants. Brains that allocate attentional resources ostensibly do not.
Finally, we did not differentiate among CNS stimulants, in spite of their having somewhat differential effects on the brain (Challman & Lipsky 2000).
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Observe patients carefully when amantadine is used concurrently with other drugs that affect the CNS, especially CNS stimulants. Concomitant antihistamines or anticholinergic drugs may increase CNS reactions.