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Narcotic Drugs: substances such as morphine that lead to increasing tolerance and physiological dependence.

Nefazodone: a dual Serotonin 2 Antagonist/Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SARI) medication. Includes brand names such as Serzone.

Neurology: the field of medicine primarily concerned with the study of disorders of the brain and nervous system.

Neuron: an individual nerve cell.

Nardil: see Phenelzine

Narol : see Buspirone Hydrochloride

Nellium : see Diazepam

Neo-Gnostorid: see Chlordiazepoxide

Nerbet : see Buspirone Hydrochloride

Nerozen: see Diazepam

Nervistop L : see Lorazepam

Nervistopl : see Lorazepam

Neuropax: see Chlordiazepoxide

Neurosedin: see Diazepam

Neurosine: see Buspirone Hydrochloride

Neurotransmitter: a chemical substance that transmits information from one neuron to another neuron at a very short distance. Neurotransmitters are released by nerve cells into the extra cellular space at synapses. The release of neurotransmitter then produces either excitation or inhibition of an immediately neighbouring nerve cell. Many substances act both as hormone in the blood and neurotransmitters in either the central or peripheral nervous systems. Neurotransmitters in the brain can be generally divided into two large classes. Classical neurotransmitters, such as norepinephrine, are synthesized in nerve terminals close to the synapse, whereas the neuropeptide neurotransmitters, such as the endorphins, are synthesized in body of the nerve cell.

NIC: see Lorazepam

Nitrazepam : a benzodiazepine medication. Includes brand names such as Alodorm, Mogadon.

Nivalen: see Diazepam

Nixtensyn : see Diazepam

Noan : see Diazepam

Noradrenaline: see norepinephrine

Norepinephrine (noradrenaline) : a hormone and neurotransmitter (catecholamine) that is produced by the adrenal gland and is involved in a variety of functions including (sympathetic) arousal.

Norepinephrine and Dopamine reuptake Blockers: drugs that inhibit the reuptake of norepinephrine and dopamine. Includes medication such as Bupropion.

Norfranil: see Imipramine

Noritren: see Nortryptyline

Norline: see Nortryptyline

Normaton: see Buspirone Hydrochloride

Normide : see Chlordiazepoxide

Normison: see Temazepam

Norpramin: see Desipramine

Nortab: see Nortryptyline

Nortrilen: see Nortryptyline

Nortrix: see Nortryptyline

Nortryptyline: a Tricyclic Antidepressant (TCA) medication. Includes brand names such as Allegron, Allergron, Ateben, Aventyl, Aventyl HCl, Kareon, Lisunim, Martimil, Motival, Noritren, Norline, Norpress, Nortab, Nortrilen, Nortrix, Nortyline, Ortrip, Pamelor, Paxtibi, Sensaval, Sensibal, Sensival, Vividyl.

Nortyline: see Nortryptyline

Notense: see Diazepam

Nova-Pam : see Chlordiazepoxide

Novazam : see Diazepam

Novhepar : see Lorazepam

Novidorm : see Triazolam

Novodipam : see Diazepam

Novolorazem: see Lorazepam

Novopoxide : see Chlordiazepoxide

Novopramine : see Imipramine

Novoprotect: see Amitryptiline

Novotriptyn: see Amitryptiline

Nuctane: see Triazolam