American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A white crystalline compound, C9H13N, that is the dextrorotatory isomer of amphetamine and is used in the form of its phosphate or sulfate salt as a central nervous system stimulant, both medically and illicitly.
“Neumaier said it would be surprising for any psychiatrist to put a schizophrenic patient on a stimulant such as dextroamphetamine and take him off an anti-psychotic such as Zyprexa.”
“Holgate knew that a controlled substance such as dextroamphetamine could have risky side effects for someone with schizophrenia.”
“And Dr. John Neumaier, a psychiatry professor at the University of Washington, said drugs such as dextroamphetamine can trigger psychotic episodes in schizophrenic patients.”
“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that taking stimulants such as dextroamphetamine can aggravate psychotic symptoms.”
“One class of drugs used to treat obesity today belongs to amphetamines (dextroamphetamine – Dexedrine), which are potent stimulants and can cause unacceptable tachycardia and hypertension.”
“Resting on a wooden dais throughout the ceremony, the synthetic psychostimulant was warmly praised by Harvard president Drew Faust, who called Adderall a stirring testament to what the human mind can achieve when chemically altered by a combination of dextroamphetamine and racemic DL-amphetamine salts.”
“Greenies," as noted in the then-controversial and now absurdly tame Ball Four by Jim Bouton, were "pep pills -- dextroamphetamine sulfate -- and a lot of baseball players couldn't function without them.”
“Perhaps Mickey Mantle was one of the few players of that era who abstained from dextroamphetamine sulfate usage, but his late-night binges were legendary even before Bouton wrote about them.”
“So, for most children and adults, the generics dextroamphetamine or methylphenidate are as safe and effective as the heavily-advertised, brand-name drugs like Adderall XR (an extended-release mix of amphetamine salts), Concerta (extended-release methylphenidate) or Strattera (atomoxetine) to treat ADHD symptoms.”
“The generics dextroamphetamine and methylphenidate are our Best Buy picks because they both are as safe, effective and considerably less expensive than other brand-name drugs to treat ADHD.”
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