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 (mĕth′əl-fĕn′ĭ-dāt′, -fē′nĭ-)
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.]


(ˌmɛθɪlˈfɛnɪˌdeɪt; ˌmɛθɪlˈfiːnɪˌdeɪt)
(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


(ˌmɛθ əlˈfɛn ɪˌdeɪt, -ˈfi nɪ-)

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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Only four stimulants are approved by the Food and Drug Administration for adults: Adderal XR (dextroam-phetamine/amphetamine), with a 9-hour duration of action and 15- to 30-mg dosage range; Focalin XR (dexmethylphenidate), with an 8- to 12-hour duration of action and dosage range of 20-40 mg; Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate), with a duration of 12 hours and dosing at 30-70 mg; and Concerta (methylphenidate extended-release), with a 12-hour duration of action and dosage range of 18-54 mg.