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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.
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(Pharmacology) a variety of amphetamine used for its stimulant action
[C20: from meth- + amphetamine]
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(ˌmɛθ æmˈfɛt əˌmin, -mɪn)

a central nervous system stimulant, C10H15N, used in treating narcolepsy, hyperkinesia, and for blood pressure maintenance.
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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
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[ˌmeθæmˈfetəmiːn] Nmetanfetamina f
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nMetamphetamin nt
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methamphetamine, metamphetamine

(INN) n metanfetamina
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A key aspect of the story takes place in 1941, when rumours about Nazi soldiers using a "super-drug" identified as the methamphetamine Pervitin were confirmed.
Methamphetamine, also known as Pervitin, has more recently been dubbed "crystal meth" due to its crystal-like appearance.
Of these latter drugs, a methamphetamine called pervitin was to play a crucial (and under-acknowledged) role in the success of the German Wehrmacht in WW2, something that is detailed at length by German author Norman Ohler in his book "The Total Rush."
In the case of marijuana, for example, the specified tolerated amount would be one gram, for pervitin and amphetamines it would be 0.
Norman Ohler's lively Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich puts another countercultural spin on the Nazi regime by highlighting its sanction of the powerful amphetamine Pervitin among the general population (and later, the army), and Hitler's own drug dependency.
The ongoing economic crisis of these countries, together with the relative availability of legal precursors at pharmacies, promotes, to date, a culture of homemade substances, like alcohol, krokodil or -as an example of the abovementioned- the use of Pervitin (methamphetamine) in Prague since the early 1980s (Zabransky et al., 2012).
As it turns out, Finnish troops had personal medical kits containing heroin, opium, and Pervitin (an early type of crystal meth) that chemically enhanced their stamina and other human performance factors over extended combat mission periods.
In 1936, a drug named Pervitin, which included methamphetamine, was released as a legal medication that was common in pharmacies throughout Germany.
It is also claimed giving the German troops the drug Pervitin - a forerunner for crystal meth - made them able to fight longer and with less food.
For completeness, Customs Service data for 2007 was: 9.3 kilograms of marijuana; 0.4 kilograms of hashish; 0.9 kilogram of pervitin; 28.6 kilograms of cocaine; 8.9 kilograms of heroin; 4.8 kilograms of ecstasy.)