dex·​meth·​yl·​phen·​i·​date ˌdeks-ˌmeth-əl-ˈfen-ə-ˌdāt How to pronounce dexmethylphenidate (audio)
: a mild stimulant of the central nervous system C14H19NO2·HCl that is administered orally to treat attention deficit disorder

Note: Dexmethylphenidate is the dextrorotatory enantiomer of methylphenidate. It is marketed under the trademark Focalin.

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“Dexmethylphenidate.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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