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restoring; invigorating; giving strength after disease.
awakening, especially from drug stupor.
a pharmacological substance that stimulates the central nervous system and also acts as an anticonvulsant.
(of a drug, etc) stimulating the central nervous system
any drug, such as doxapram, that stimulates the central nervous system
(formerly) a restorative remedy or drug

1660s, “restorative, strengthening” (in medicine), from Greek analeptikos “restorative,” from analambanein “to receive, take up in one’s hands” (see analemma). Related: Analeptical (1610s).

analeptic an·a·lep·tic (ān’ə-lěp’tĭk)
Restorative or stimulating, as a drug or medication. n.
A medication used as a central nervous system stimulant.


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