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Flashcards in Central Nervous System Stimulants & Depressants Deck (9):
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drugs that stimulate the release of neurotransmitters, norepenephrine & dopamine, from the brain & sympathetic nervous system (peripheral nerve terminals)

Amphetamines

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CNS stimulants that mostly affect the brainstem & spinal cord but also affect the cerebral cortex...main use = stimulate respiration

Analeptics

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appetite suppressing drugs

Anorexiants

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the need for an increased dose of other drugs

Cross-Tolerance

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of unknown cause

Idiopathic

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sensory pain receptors

Nociceptors

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Drugs Used to Treat Narcolepsy

methylphenidate (Ritalin), modafinil (Provigil), amphetamine sulfate (Adderall)

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Drugs Used to Treat ADHD

dextroamphetamine sulfate (Dexedrine), lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (Vyvanse), Ritalin, Provigil, Focalin, Nuvigil

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Long-Acting Barbituates

phenobarbital & mephobarbital