Definition of dextroamphetamine
: the dextrorotatory sulfate of amphetamine
First Known Use of dextroamphetamine
dexamphetamine\ˌdek-sam-ˈfet-ə-ˌmēn, -mən\ play
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 ◆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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