analeptic

noun
an·a·lep·tic | \ˌa-nə-ˈlep-tik \

Definition of analeptic 

: a drug that stimulates the central nervous system

Other Words from analeptic

analeptic adjective

First Known Use of analeptic

1671, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for analeptic

Greek analēptikos, from analambanein

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analeptic

adjective
an·a·lep·tic | \ˌan-ə-ˈlep-tik \

Medical Definition of analeptic 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or acting as an analeptic

analeptic

noun

Medical Definition of analeptic (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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