dextroamphetamine

noun
dex·​tro·​am·​phet·​amine | \ ˈdek-(ˌ)strō-am-ˈfe-tə-ˌmēn How to pronounce dextroamphetamine (audio) , -mən \

Definition of dextroamphetamine

: a drug consisting of the dextrorotatory form of amphetamine that is usually administered in the form of its sulfate (C9H13N)2·H2SO4 chiefly in the treatment of narcolepsy and attention deficit disorder

Note: Dextroamphetamine is a strong stimulant of the central nervous system and is a common drug of abuse.

Examples of dextroamphetamine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wellbutrin, known generically as bupropion, is an aminoketone antidepressant or a dopamine reuptake inhibitor, whereas Adderall, known generically as dextroamphetamine/amphetamine is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022 Police allegedly found 78 grams of methamphetamine, 20 fentanyl pills and additional amounts of ketamine, dextroamphetamine and solvent used to make paint thinner sometimes used as a body building material. BostonGlobe.com, 2 Nov. 2021 The pills were later identified as amphetamine and dextroamphetamine extended release. cleveland, 17 Sep. 2021 The orange pills were later identified as amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 23 July 2021 Gonsor is accused of giving the students marijuana and dextroamphetamine, which is the active ingredient in medications that treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 4 Feb. 2020 Participants were later given either a placebo or 20 milligrams of dextroamphetamine — a drug in the same class of psychostimulants as Adderall. Lilly Nguyen, Daily Pilot, 10 Sep. 2019 Adderall, a medication for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy, contains amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Gary Klien, The Mercury News, 15 July 2019 Murray-Reiser was also found with 47 pills of Alprazolam, an anxiety drug, and 17 pills of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, state police said. Nicholas Rondinone, courant.com, 11 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of dextroamphetamine

1943, in the meaning defined above

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7 May 2022

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“Dextroamphetamine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dextroamphetamine. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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dextroamphetamine

noun
dex·​tro·​am·​phet·​amine | \ ˌdek-(ˌ)strō-am-ˈfet-ə-ˌmēn, -mən How to pronounce dextroamphetamine (audio) \
variants: or chiefly British dexamphetamine \ ˌdek-​sam-​ˈfet-​ə-​ˌmēn, -​mən How to pronounce dextroamphetamine (audio) \

Medical Definition of dextroamphetamine

: a drug consisting of dextrorotatory amphetamine that is usually administered in the form of its sulfate (C9H13N)2·H2SO4, chiefly in the treatment of narcolepsy and attention deficit disorder

Note: Trademarks for preparations containing dexamphetamine include Adderall and Dexedrine. It is a strong stimulant of the central nervous system and is a common drug of abuse.

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