Methylphenidate definition

mĕthəl-fĕnĭ-dāt, -fēnĭ-
A drug, C14 H19 NO2 , 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.
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A drug, C14 H19 NO2 , 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.
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(medicine) A stimulant used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
methylphenidate
Plural:
methylphenidates

Origin of methylphenidate

  • methyl phen(yl) (piper)id(ine) (acet)ate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition