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Drug therapy for diseases of the central nervous system

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Abstract

Drug therapy for diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) involves the complicating factors of drug penetration across the blood-brain barrier (BBB), the therapeutic effect on the CNS, and the potential for adverse effects. This chapter looks at drug entry to the brain, anti-infectious drug therapy, anti-inflammatory therapy, anticancer chemotherapy of the nervous system, adverse CNS reactions caused by drugs.

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23.1 Schematic representation of the blood–brain barrier at the level of a cerebral capillary.

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