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dextroamphetamine

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noun dex·tro·am·phet·amine \ˈdek-(ˌ)strō-am-ˈfe-tə-ˌmēn, -mən\

Definition of dextroamphetamine

  1. :  the dextrorotatory sulfate of amphetamine



1943

First Known Use of dextroamphetamine

1943


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dextroamphetamine

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noun dex·tro·am·phet·amine \ˌdek-(ˌ)strō-am-ˈfet-ə-ˌmēn, -mən\

Medical Definition of dextroamphetamine

  1. :  a drug consisting of dextrorotatory amphetamine that is usually administered in the form of its sulfate (C9H13N)2·H2SO4, is a strong stimulant of the central nervous system, is a common drug of abuse, and is used medicinally especially in the treatment of narcolepsy and attention deficit disorder—called also dexamphetamine; see dexedrine




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