analeptic

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an·a·lep·tic

 (ăn′ə-lĕp′tĭk)
adj.
Restorative or stimulating, as a drug or medication.
n.
A medication used as a central nervous system stimulant.

[Greek analēptikos, from analambanein, to take up : ana-, ana- + lambanein, lēp-, to take.]

analeptic

(ˌænəˈlɛptɪk)
adj
(Medicine) (of a drug, etc) stimulating the central nervous system
n
1. (Pharmacology) any drug, such as doxapram, that stimulates the central nervous system
2. (Pharmacology) (formerly) a restorative remedy or drug
[C17: from New Latin analēpticus, from Greek analēptikos stimulating, from analambanein to take up; see analemma]

an•a•lep•tic

(ˌæn lˈɛp tɪk)
adj.
1. restoring; invigorating; giving strength after disease.
2. awakening, esp. from drug stupor.
n.
3. a nervous system stimulant.
[1655–65; < Greek analēptikós analēb-, variant s. of analambánein to restore (ana- ana- + lambánein to take)]

analeptic

a restorative, invigorating medicine.
See also: Remedies
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.analeptic - a medication used as a stimulant to the central nervous systemanaleptic - a medication used as a stimulant to the central nervous system
excitant, stimulant drug, stimulant - a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process
Adj.1.analeptic - stimulating the central nervous systemanaleptic - stimulating the central nervous system; "an analeptic drug stimulates the central nervous system"
stimulative - capable of arousing or accelerating physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent