dexmethylphenidate

noun
dex·​meth·​yl·​phen·​i·​date | \ ˌdeks-ˌmeth-əl-ˈfen-ə-ˌdāt How to pronounce dexmethylphenidate (audio) \

Medical Definition of dexmethylphenidate

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/dexmethylphenidate. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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