Definition of methamphetamine
: 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
Recent Examples of methamphetamine from the Web
Possession of methamphetamine carries up to a $5,000 fine and five years in jail.
Six people were arrested at a Jeffersontown home Tuesday after police conducted a search warrant for suspected trafficking of methamphetamine.
Three Birmingham men have pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiring to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine.
Also seized were more than 18 pounds of methamphetamine.
A Louisville man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to possession with intent to distribute cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine after a United States Postal Inspector identified suspicious packages.
Five Excelsior Springs men have pleaded guilty to federal charges for their roles in a $4.3 million methamphetamine conspiracy reaching into five Kansas City area counties, according to authorities.
Former Wisconsin resident Tammy Loertscher was 14 weeks pregnant and living in Medford in 2014 when tests showed traces of methamphetamine in her body.
George Horse Capture Jr., vice president of the Fort Belknap Tribal Council, helped the sisters persuade the council in January to declare a state of emergency about methamphetamine use.
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Medical Definition of methamphetamine
: 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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