A colorless, volatile liquid, C9 H13 N, used as a central nervous system stimulant in the treatment of certain conditions, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, and narcolepsy, and used illegally as a stimulant.
A derivative of amphetamine, such as dextroamphetamine or a phosphate or sulfate of amphetamine.
A colorless, liquid drug, C6H5CH2CH(NH2)CH3, that acts as a stimulant of the central nervous system and is used, usually in its crystalline sulfate or phosphate form, as a medicine to treat narcolepsy, depression, obesity, and Parkinson's disease.
Any closely related drug, as Dexedrine.
A synthetic compound, C9 H13 N, 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.
Any of a group of drugs that stimulate the central nervous system, resulting in elevated blood pressure, heart rate, and other metabolic functions. Amphetamines are used in the treatment of certain neurological conditions, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. The drugs are highly addictive and are sometimes abused.
Origin of amphetamine
- a(lpha) m(ethyl) ph(enyl) et(hyl) amine
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Shortened form of alpha-methylphenethylamine.