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- n. an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
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A little known fact is that the popular 'Vick inhaler' contains 50mg of methamphetamine described on the label by the synonym deoxyephedrine in free base oil form; however, it is not the psychoactive D-isomer of the drug but L-methamphetamine or levmetamfetamine, which has no psychostimulant properties but retains some sympathomimetic activity.