Methylphenidate meaning

mĕth'əl-fĕn'ĭ-dāt', -fē'nĭ-
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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Origin of methylphenidate

  • methyl phen(yl) (piper)id(ine) (acet)ate
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition