dextroamphetamine

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noun dex·tro·am·phet·amine \ˈdek-(ˌ)strō-am-ˈfe-tə-ˌmēn, -mən\

Definition of dextroamphetamine

  1. :  the dextrorotatory sulfate of amphetamine

First Known Use of dextroamphetamine

1943


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dextroamphetamine

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noun dex·tro·am·phet·amine \ˌdek-(ˌ)strō-am-ˈfet-ə-ˌmēn, -mən\
variants: or chiefly British

dexamphetamine

\ˌdek-sam-ˈfet-ə-ˌmēn, -mən\ play

Medical Definition of dextroamphetamine

  1. :  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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