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 (mĕth′ăm-fĕt′ə-mēn′, -mĭn)
An amine derivative of amphetamine, C10H15N, used in the form of its crystalline hydrochloride as a central nervous system stimulant, both medically and illicitly.


(Pharmacology) a variety of amphetamine used for its stimulant action
[C20: from meth- + amphetamine]


(ˌmɛθ æmˈfɛt əˌmin, -mɪn)

a central nervous system stimulant, C10H15N, used in treating narcolepsy, hyperkinesia, and for blood pressure maintenance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.methamphetamine - an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
amphetamine, pep pill, upper, speed - a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression
controlled substance - a drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are controlled by law


[ˌmeθæmˈfetəmiːn] Nmetanfetamina f


nMetamphetamin nt

methamphetamine, metamphetamine

(INN) n metanfetamina
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It is also claimed giving the German troops the drug Pervitin - a forerunner for crystal meth - made them able to fight longer and with less food.
Was Hitler addicted to a substance such as Pervitin (methamphetamine, "speed") or cocaine?
The report said that an unspecified number of footballers in the 1954 World Cup-winning team received injections of the methamphetamine Pervitin, commonly known today as speed.
In Germany and Finland it was manufactured during the war under the name of Pervitin.
During World War II it was used widely by troops (Allies and Axis) as a stimulant - in Germany its tradename was Pervitin - and allegedly administered daily to Hitler from 1942 [4].