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.

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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, "Drug Task Force Nabs Two With 50 Grams Fentanyl," 11 May 2018 Nine people who are said to have obtained fraudulent prescriptions for oxycodone, hydrocodone, alprazolam, amphetamine/dextroamphetamine (Adderall) and Klonopin, were also named in the indictment, the newspaper reported. Kim Chatelain, NOLA.com, "Texas cop killer had criminal record in St. Tammany: report," 1 July 2017

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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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 dexamphetamine (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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