|Brand names||Modavigil, Modiodil, Provigil, Vigil|
Modafinil is a wakefulness-promoting agent with stimulant-like properties (with the most notable exception being that it does not produce euphoria or addiction, usually), although its exact mechanism of action is unknown. Modafinil is, however, known to inhibit the reuptake of dopamine and modulate cholinergic, glutamatergic, serotonergic, GABAergic and orexinergic neurotransmission.
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- ↑ Mereu, M; Bonci, A; Newman, AH; Tanda, G (October 2013). "The neurobiology of modafinil as an enhancer of cognitive performance and a potential treatment for substance use disorders.". Psychopharmacology 229 (3): 415–34. PMID 23934211. doi:10.1007/s00213-013-3232-4.
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