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 (mĕth′ăm-fĕt′ə-mēn′, -mĭn)
An amine derivative of amphetamine, C10H15N, used in the form of its crystalline hydrochloride as a central nervous system stimulant, both medically and illicitly.


(Pharmacology) a variety of amphetamine used for its stimulant action
[C20: from meth- + amphetamine]


(ˌmɛθ æmˈfɛt əˌmin, -mɪn)

a central nervous system stimulant, C10H15N, used in treating narcolepsy, hyperkinesia, and for blood pressure maintenance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.methamphetamine - 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
amphetamine, pep pill, upper, speed - a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression
controlled substance - a drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are controlled by law


[ˌmeθæmˈfetəmiːn] Nmetanfetamina f


nMetamphetamin nt

methamphetamine, metamphetamine

(INN) n metanfetamina
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