analeptic

noun
an·​a·​lep·​tic | \ ˌa-nə-ˈlep-tik How to pronounce analeptic (audio) \

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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The first known use of analeptic was in 1671

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“Analeptic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/analeptic. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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analeptic

adjective
an·​a·​lep·​tic | \ ˌan-ə-ˈlep-tik How to pronounce analeptic (audio) \

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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