dextroamphetamine

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Related to Dexadrine: Adderall, Vyvanse, Dextrostat

dex·tro·am·phet·a·mine

 (dĕk′strō-ăm-fĕt′ə-mēn′, -mĭn)
n.
A drug, C9H13N, that is the dextrorotatory isomer of amphetamine and is used in the form of its sulfate salt as a central nervous system stimulant to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. It is used illegally as a stimulant.

dextroamphetamine

(ˌdɛkstrəʊæmˈfɛtəˌmiːn; -mɪn)
n
(Pharmacology) a dextrorotatory amphetamine, used to suppress appetite

dex•tro•am•phet•a•mine

(ˌdɛk stroʊ æmˈfɛt əˌmin, -mɪn)

n.
a dextrorotatory isomer of amphetamine, more active than the levorotatory form, used as a central nervous system stimulant.
[1945–50]
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