methamphetamine

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noun meth·am·phet·amine \ˌme-tham-ˈfe-tə-ˌmēn, -thəm-, -mən\

Definition of methamphetamine

  1. :  a synthetic or semisynthetic compound C10H15N that stimulates the central nervious system, is used medically in the form of its crystalline hydrochloride C10H15N·HCl especially to treat attention deficit disorder and obesity, and that is often abused illicitly for its stimulant properties methamphetamine is a powerful addictive stimulant whose longtime consumers tend to suffer from paranoia, depression, hallucinations, and violent rages. — William Finnegan —called also meth, methedrine, speed — compare crystal meth

1949

First Known Use of methamphetamine

1949


Medical Dictionary

methamphetamine

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noun meth·am·phet·amine \ˌmeth-am-ˈfet-ə-ˌmēn, ˌmeth-əm-, -mən\

Medical Definition of methamphetamine

  1. :  an amine C10H15N that is used medically in the form of its crystalline hydrochloride C10H15N·HCl especially to treat attention deficit disorder and obesity and that is often abused illicitly as a stimulant—called also meth, methedrine, methylamphetamine, speed


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