methylphenidate

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meth·yl·phen·i·date

 (mĕth′əl-fĕn′ĭ-dāt′, -fē′nĭ-)
n.
A drug, C14H19NO2, chemically related to amphetamine, that acts as a mild stimulant of the central nervous system and is used in its hydrochloride form to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.

[methyl + phen(yl) + (piper)id(ine) + (acet)ate.]

methylphenidate

(ˌmɛθɪlˈfɛnɪˌdeɪt; ˌmɛθɪlˈfiːnɪˌdeɪt)
n
(Pharmacology) a drug that stimulates the central nervous system and is used, in the form of its hydrochloride, to treat narcolepsy as well as attention deficit disorder

meth•yl•phen•i•date

(ˌmɛθ əlˈfɛn ɪˌdeɪt, -ˈfi nɪ-)

n.
a central nervous system stimulant, C14H19NO2, used in the control of hyperkinetic syndromes and narcolepsy.
[1955–60; methyl + phen- + -ide + -ate2]
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Noun1.methylphenidate - central nervous system stimulant (trade name Ritalin) used in the treatment of narcolepsy in adults and attention deficit disorder in childrenmethylphenidate - 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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methylphenidate

n metilfenidato
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TABLE Stimulants used to treat ADHD in adults Drug Starting dose Maximum daily dose Methylphenidate Ritalin, Methylin 5 mg twice daily 65 mg * Ritalin-SR, Methylin ER, 20 mg every morning 65 mg * Metadate ER, Metadate CR Concerta 18 mg every morning 54 mg Dextroamphetamine sulfate Dexedrine 2.
Other options include the use of two doses of the standard Ritalin, which is more effective and more reliable than Ritalin-SR because Ritalin-SR is only available in 20 mg tablets and does not allow smaller doses.