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How does the drug, modafinil (Provigil), exert its eugeroic (wakefulness-promoting) effects? I've read that it works by increasing dopamine and histamine concentrations in the CNS and by serving as a partial agonist at the dopamine D2 receptor. Perhaps by interfering with the function of orexin?

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