methylphenidate
noun Etymology: methyl + phenyl + piperidine + acetate Date: 1956 a mild stimulant C14H19NO2 of the central nervous system used in the form of its hydrochloride to treat narcolepsy and hyperactivity disorders (as attention deficit disorder) in children

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  • methylphenidate — meth•yl•phen•i•date [[t]ˌmɛθ əlˈfɛn ɪˌdeɪt, ˈfi nɪ [/t]] n. new pha a central nervous system stimulant, C14H19NO2, used in the control of hyperkinetic syndromes and narcolepsy • Etymology: 1955–60; methyl+phen + ide+ ate II …   From formal English to slang

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