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Overview of Systemic Pharmacotherapeutics of the Nervous System

By

Linda Shell

, DVM, DACVIM-Neurology, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Last full review/revision Mar 2015 | Content last modified Mar 2015

Drugs used to modify or treat disorders of the nervous system fall into several categories: anticonvulsants or antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), tranquilizers, sedatives, analgesics, and psychotropic agents. Also see Principles of Therapy of Neurologic Disease, discussed in Analgesic Pharmacology, and {blank} Principles of Pharmacologic and Natural Treatment for Behavioral Problems.

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