analeptic

noun

an·​a·​lep·​tic ˌa-nə-ˈlep-tik How to pronounce analeptic (audio)
: a drug that stimulates the central nervous system
analeptic adjective

Word History

Etymology

Greek analēptikos, from analambanein

First Known Use

1671, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of analeptic was in 1671

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Cite this Entry

“Analeptic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/analeptic. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

analeptic

1 of 2 adjective
an·​a·​lep·​tic ˌan-ə-ˈlep-tik How to pronounce analeptic (audio)
: of, relating to, or acting as an analeptic

analeptic

2 of 2 noun
: a restorative agent
especially : a drug that acts as a stimulant on the central nervous system
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