Respiratory Stimulants

Also Known As:

Central Respiratory Stimulants, Respiratory Stimulant Agents

Drug Classification:

Analeptic Stimulants, Central Nervous System Stimulants, Respiratory System Agents

What are Respiratory Stimulants?

Respiratory Stimulants are Analeptic Stimulants that speed up the activity of certain areas in the central nervous system, in order to influence the respiratory centres to increase respiratory activity.

The Central Nervous System consists of the nerve complex in the brain and spinal cord, and is responsible for processing and controlling most functions of the body and mind.

Respiratory Stimulants are used in the treatment of respiratory conditions, and to speed up recovery from general anaesthesia. Very few Respiratory Stimulants are currently available for medical use due to their potentially dangerous side effects.

Respiratory Stimulants work by affecting the levels of certain chemicals in the brain, which stimulate the activity of the central nervous system. The exact chemicals affected will depend on the specific drug.

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Published Date:

17th April 2019


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