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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations

methylphenidate

n metilfenidato
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