NCI Drug Dictionary
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A synthetic central nervous system stimulant with wakefulness-promoting activity. Modafinil appears to inhibit dopamine reuptake, resulting in an increase in extracellular dopamine. This agent exhibits pronounced wakefulness-promoting activity (without sympathomimetic activity) and may improve cognitive function in certain clinical settings. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
|US brand name:||Provigil|