from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Restorative or stimulating, as a drug or medication.
- n. A medication used as a central nervous system stimulant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. That restores or stimulates health.
- n. A restorative or stimulative medication, especially one used to overcome depression.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Restorative; giving strength after disease.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Restoring; invigorating; giving strength after disease: as, an analeptic medicine.
- n. In medicine, a remedy which exerts a restorative or invigorating action.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. stimulating the central nervous system
- n. a medication used as a stimulant to the central nervous system
Together with another, five years older pharmacologist, named Folke Serin, I studied the action of another "analeptic", i.e. nikethamide, and discovered a circadian rhythm in its lethal action.
I had planned the synthesis of this compound with the intention of obtaining a circulatory and respiratory stimulant an analeptic.
Such stimulating properties could be expected for lysergic acid diethylamide, because it shows similarity in chemical structure to the analeptic already known at that time, namely nicotinic acid diethylamide Coramine.
Cool and soothing, the analeptic juice quickly took away the stinging.
Dr. James's analeptic pills, it is impossible to say; but not doing so, he had occasion to send the coachman one night for an ounce of
All food of easy and quick digestion is an analeptic, whence it follows that the same substance which is an analeptic to one person, may prove indigestible and innutritious for another.
If now, it be asked what will best promote the secretion of the seminal fluid, or, in other words, which is the best aphrodisiac, it may be confidently answered, the use of a substantial nourishment, such as medical men designate as an analeptic diet.
Here at Pinglewood we plan to combat the gloom with music that is warm and analeptic, tinged with melancholy, but ultimately uplifting.
It also acts as an analeptic to the production of glycosaminoglycans needed for the cartilage to bind water (The cartilage is 65\% water).
The human body produces an amino acid that is derived from glucose known as glucosamine that stimulates cartilage production and repair by acting as an analeptic.