pemoline

noun
pem·​o·​line | \ ˈpe-mə-ˌlēn How to pronounce pemoline (audio) \

Definition of pemoline

: a synthetic drug C9H8N2O2 that is a mild stimulant of the central nervous system and that has been largely withdrawn from use because of its link to liver failure

First Known Use of pemoline

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pemoline

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“Pemoline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pemoline. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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pemoline

noun
pem·​o·​line | \ ˈpem-ə-ˌlēn How to pronounce pemoline (audio) \

Medical Definition of pemoline

: a synthetic drug C9H8N2O2 that is a mild stimulant of the central nervous system and that has been used to treat attention deficit disorder and narcolepsy but has been largely withdrawn from use because of its link to liver failure

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