amphetamine

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(am-fet′ă-mēn″ )

(am-fet′ă-mĭn)
[a(lpha) + m(ethyl) + ph(enyl) + eth(yl) + amine]
A central nervous system stimulant, C9H13N (or related agents), used therapeutically to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, narcolepsy, and obesity, and misused or abused for energizing or euphoriant effects.
SEE: amphetamine sulfate

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