dextroamphetamine

dex·tro·am·phet·amine .dek-(.)strō-am-'fet-ə-.mēn, -mən n a drug consisting of dextrorotatory amphetamine that is usu. administered in the form of its sulfate (C9H13N)2·H2SO4, is a strong stimulant of the central nervous system, is a common drug of abuse, and is used medicinally esp. in the treatment of narcolepsy and attention deficit disorder called also dexamphetamine see DEXEDRINE

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dex·tro·am·phet·amine (dek″stro-am-fetґə-mēn) the dextrorotatory isomer of amphetamine, which has substantially more central nervous system–stimulating effect than the racemic form. Abuse of this drug may lead to dependence; see amphetamine.

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  • dextroamphetamine — n. crystalline chemical substance (medication to stimulate the nervous system) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dextroamphetamine — dex·tro·amphetamine …   English syllables

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