central nervous system stimulant

cen·tral ner·vous sys·tem stim·u·lant

(sentrăl nĕrvŭs sistĕm stimyū-lănt)
Medication used to speed up neuronal activity.
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Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant that alters specific functions within the body.
- US-based Adlon Therapeutics L.P., a subsidiary of Purdue Pharma L.P., has launched Adhansia XR (methylphenidate hydrochloride) extended-release capsules CII, a central nervous system stimulant for the treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in patients six years and older, in the United States, the company said.
It is a central nervous system stimulant, indicated for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Narcolepsy.
This mild central nervous system stimulant has also been shown to contribute to reducing the probability of getting Alzheimer's disease.
A new study conducted by researchers from University of Buffalo found that Ritalin, the brand name for the drug methylphenidate, a central nervous system stimulant used to treat ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), causes changes in brain chemistry that may lead to a number of adverse effects such as trouble sleeping and increased risk-taking behavior, (http://www.futurity.org/ritalin-brain-chemistry-1429542/) Futurity reported.
A team of researchers from Australia, Canada and South Korea looked at more than 100,000 children prescribed methylphenidate - a central nervous system stimulant used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy.
Captagon is a synthetic central nervous system stimulant, Fenethylline, which is often found in tablet form.
Lisdexamfetamine, the central nervous system stimulant marketed as Vyvanse, has been approved for treating binge-eating disorder in adults and is the first drug approved for this indication, the Food and Drug Administration has announced.
The results obtained in this study indicate that Ritalin and other stimulant drugs of central nervous system stimulant delay fatigue, so that the athlete performs dangerously beyond their normal capacity; often athletes are unaware of the inability of the blood circulation and are brought to dangerous situations; this lack of information brings complications including including cardiovascular collapse, high blood pressure responses, the risk of orthopedic injury, seizure, coma, stroke and at ultimately death [20].
You get disinhibited with alcohol and if you add a central nervous system stimulant such as caffeine to that, it can make the likelihood of you getting involved in a misadventure while under the influence greater."
"There is concern that consuming stimulants such as caffeine, a central nervous system stimulant, and alcohol, a depressant, at the same time will reduce subjective perceptions of alcohol-induced impairment in comparison to alcohol alone," the guidelines say.

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