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amphetamine

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noun am·phet·amine \am-ˈfet-ə-ˌmēn, -mən\

Medical Definition of amphetamine

  1. :  a racemic sympathomimetic amine C9H13N or one of its derivatives (as dextroamphetamine or methamphetamine) that is a stimulant of the central nervous system, is frequently abused illicitly often leading to dependence, and is used clinically especially in the form of its sulfate C9H13N·H2SO4 to treat attention deficit disorder and narcolepsy and formerly as a short-term appetite suppressant—see adderall





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