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am·phet·a·mine

 (ăm-fĕt′ə-mēn′, -mĭn)
n.
A synthetic compound, C9H13N, that occurs as a racemic mixture of two stereoisomers or as one of its stereoisomers (especially dextroamphetamine), derivatives (such as methamphetamine), or salts. Amphetamine acts as a central nervous system stimulant, and various formulations are used in the medical treatment of certain conditions (such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and illegally as stimulants.

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amphetamine

(æmˈfɛtəˌmiːn; -mɪn)
n
1. (Recreational Drugs) a synthetic colourless volatile liquid used medicinally as the white crystalline sulphate, mainly for its stimulant action on the central nervous system, although it also stimulates the sympathetic nervous system. It can have unpleasant or dangerous side effects and drug dependence can occur; 1-phenyl-2-aminopropane. Formula: C6H5CH2CH(NH2)CH3
2. (Pharmacology) a synthetic colourless volatile liquid used medicinally as the white crystalline sulphate, mainly for its stimulant action on the central nervous system, although it also stimulates the sympathetic nervous system. It can have unpleasant or dangerous side effects and drug dependence can occur; 1-phenyl-2-aminopropane. Formula: C6H5CH2CH(NH2)CH3
[C20: from a(lpha) + m(ethyl) + ph(enyl) + et(hyl) + -amine]
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am•phet•a•mine

(æmˈfɛt əˌmin, -mɪn)

n.
a racemic drug, C9H13N, that stimulates the central nervous system: used in medicine chiefly to counteract depression and misused illegally as a stimulant.
[1935–40; a (lpha) + m (ethyl) + ph (enyl) + et (hyl) + amine]
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am·phet·a·mine

(ăm-fĕt′ə-mēn′)
Any of a group of drugs that stimulate the nervous system, causing heightened alertness and a faster heartbeat and metabolism. Amphetamines are highly addictive.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amphetamine - a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetiteamphetamine - a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression
amphetamine sulfate, amphetamine sulphate - a sulfate derivative of amphetamine that is used as a stimulant for the central nervous system
bennie, Benzedrine - a form of amphetamine
Dexedrine, dextroamphetamine sulphate - an isomer of amphetamine (trade name Dexedrine) used as a central nervous system stimulant
drug of abuse, street drug - a drug that is taken for nonmedicinal reasons (usually for mind-altering effects); drug abuse can lead to physical and mental damage and (with some substances) dependence and addiction
deoxyephedrine, meth, methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, Methedrine, shabu, chicken feed, crank, chalk, trash, glass, ice - 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
excitant, stimulant drug, stimulant - a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process
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amphetamine

noun speed He is accused of possessing amphetamine sulphate.
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Translations

amphetamine

[æmˈfetəmiːn] Nanfetamina f
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amphetamine

[æmˈfɛtəmiːn] namphétamine f
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amphetamine

nAmphetamin nt
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amphetamine

[æmˈfɛtəmiːn] nanfetamina
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am·phet·a·mine

n. anfetamina, tipo de droga usada como estimulante del sistema nervioso.
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amphetamine

n anfetamina
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