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[meth-am-fet-uh-meen, -min] /ˌmɛθ æmˈfɛt əˌmin, -mɪn/

noun, Pharmacology.
a central nervous system stimulant, C 1 0 H 1 5 N, used clinically in the treatment of narcolepsy, hyperkinesia, and for blood pressure maintenance in hypotensive states: also widely used as an illicit drug.
a variety of amphetamine used for its stimulant action

1949, from methyl + amphetamine; so called because it was a methyl derivative of amphetamine.
(měth’ām-fět’ə-mēn’, -mĭn)
An amine derivative of amphetamine, C10H15N, used in the form of its crystalline hydrochloride both as a central nervous system stimulant in the medical treatment of obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and illicitly as a recreational drug.


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