amphetamine

amphetamine
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary alpha + methyl + phen- + ethyl + amine Date: 1938 a racemic compound C9H13N or one of its derivatives (as dextroamphetamine or methamphetamine) frequently abused as a stimulant of the central nervous system but used clinically especially as the sulfate or hydrochloride salt to treat hyperactive children and the symptoms of narcolepsy and as a short-term appetite suppressant in dieting

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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