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methylphenidate

 [meth″il-fenĭ-dāt]
a mild central nervous system stimulant; the hydrochloride salt is administered orally in the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.

methylphenidate

/meth·yl·phen·i·date/ (meth″il-fen´ĭ-dāt) a central stimulant, used in the form of the hydrochloride salt in the treatment of attention-deficit in children and narcolepsy.

methylphenidate

(mĕth′əl-fĕn′ĭ-dāt′, -fē′nĭ-)
n.
A drug, C14H19NO2, chemically related to amphetamine, that acts as a mild stimulant of the central nervous system and is used in its hydrochloride form to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.

methylphenidate

An amphetamine-derived CNS stimulant.
 
Adverse effects
Decreased appetite—10–15% of children have major weight loss; insomnia—most suffer sleep delay; abdominal pain; headaches; dry mouth; dizziness; depression, tachycardia; a proposed link to decreased growth is uncertain.
 
Indications for
Hyperactivity, ADD, childhood narcolepsy.

methylphenidate

Ritalin® Neuropharmacology An amphetamine derived CNS stimulant used to control ADD and hyperactivity in children Adverse effects ↓ Appetite, 10-15% of children have major weight loss; insomnia–most suffer sleep delay, abdominal pain, headaches, dry mouth, dizziness, depression, tachycardia; link with ↓ growth is uncertain Used for Hyperactivity; narcolepsy; ADD. See Amphetamine.

methylphenidate

A nervous system stimulant drug that, paradoxically, has been found effective in the management of ATTENTION-DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER in children. A brand name is Ritalin. The current consensus of opinion on the use of this drug for this purpose is that it is grossly over-prescribed, especially in the USA.

methylphenidate

a central nervous system stimulant used in the treatment of hyperkinesis and narcolepsy in dogs.