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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) frequently abused as a stimulant of the central nervous system but 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 benzedrine





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