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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

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  • n. One of the stereoisomers of amphetamine, with the chemical formula C9H13N, that is used to stimulate the central nervous system.


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  • 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.

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  • Holgate knew that a controlled substance such as dextroamphetamine could have risky side effects for someone with schizophrenia.

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  • And Dr. John Neumaier, a psychiatry professor at the University of Washington, said drugs such as dextroamphetamine can trigger psychotic episodes in schizophrenic patients.

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  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that taking stimulants such as dextroamphetamine can aggravate psychotic symptoms.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • "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."

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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