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Stimulants are substances that increase the functional activity of the organism or its parts. They can be divided according to the organ system on which they act. In the case of the heart, for example, cardiotonics, in the CNS psychostimulants (analeptics and sympathomimetics), etc. Some hormones (TRH, CCK, PTH) can also act as stimulants for a certain organ (or cell type).

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SVĚTOVÁ ZDRAVOTNICKÁ ORGANIZACE, Psychiatrické centrum Praha. Slovník psychiatrických termínů. 2. edition. Psychiatrické centrum Praha, 2004. 102 pp. pp. 88-89. ISBN 9788085121100.