from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A drug, C14H19NO2, chemically related to amphetamine, that acts as a mild stimulant of the central nervous system and is used especially in the form of its hydrochloride for the treatment of narcolepsy in adults and hyperkinetic disorders in children.
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- n. A stimulant used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
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- n. central nervous system stimulant (trade name Ritalin) used in the treatment of narcolepsy in adults and attention deficit disorder in children
methyl + phen(yl) + (piper)id(ine) + (acet)ate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)