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A trademark for the drug methylphenidate.


(Pharmacology) trademark a preparation of methylphenidate, a drug related to amphetamine, used to treat attention deficit disorder in children


(ˈrɪt l ɪn)
a brand of methylphenidate in its hydrochloride form.
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Noun1.Ritalin - central nervous system stimulant (trade name Ritalin) used in the treatment of narcolepsy in adults and attention deficit disorder in childrenRitalin - central nervous system stimulant (trade name Ritalin) used in the treatment of narcolepsy in adults and attention deficit disorder in children
excitant, stimulant drug, stimulant - a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process
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Around 660,000 prescriptions for Ritalin are dished out annually in Britain to treat childhood ADHD.
Several recent surveys show a growing number of high school and college students in this country are taking prescription drugs like Ritalin, Adderall, and Provigil as study aids.
Some 4 million schoolchildren are estimated to be on Ritalin each year.
PUBLIC AND MEDICAL concern regarding the overdiagnosing of attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the overprescribing of Ritalin hit the mainstream in 2000 with the publication of a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Class action lawsuits have been filed in California, New Jersey, and Texas against the New Jersey pharmaceutical company that manufactures Ritalin, the prescription medication used to treat attention deficit disorders in children.
Ritalin has been tested and approved for use in children six years old and above.
The technique, a new form of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), also enabled the researchers to show how Ritalin restored function in ADHD children who were demonstrably hyperactive - that is, children who had an impaired ability to sit still during a computerized motion analysis test.
The amphetamine-related stimulant Ritalin is used to treat hyperactive children.
Since 1990, sales of drugs like Ritalin have increased five-fold.
Ritalin is the drug doctors prescribe most often for the millions of Americans who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
For this nurse, as for her counterparts in middle- and upper-middle class schools across the country, the day's routine is now driven by what the Times dubs "a ticklish question," to wit: "With the number of children across the country taking Ritalin estimated at well over three million, more than double the 1990 figure, who should be giving out the pills?
Experts estimate that as many as three per cent of schoolchildren suffer from hyperactivity and 90 per cent of them will end up taking Ritalin.