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NCI Drug Dictionary

NCI Drug Dictionary

  

modafinil 
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