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benzedrine

Amphetamine sulfate Pharmacology A vasoconstricting nonnarcotic stimulant, first marketed as an OTC inhalation stimulant to treat congestion. See Amphetamine.

Benzedrine

A now historic brand name for AMPHETAMINE (amfetamine).

benzedrine

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Results showed that people who reported using Benzedrine or Dexedrine were nearly 60 percent more likely to develop Parkinson's than those people who didn't take the drugs.
Effects of caffeine and benzedrine upon conditioning and extinction.
In 1935, Prinzmetal and Bloomberg developed a new compound, Benzedrine, which was the original drug in the class to be known as "amphetamines.
Methamphetamine and other amphetamines to include amphetamines, Benzedrine, Dexedrine, Precludine, Ritalin, and other amines and related drugs.
She has worn me down very severely, and at the moment I am trying to pick myself up on a diet of phenobarb and benzedrine while she is away for a short time--but she has written what I think is a remarkable book down my garden path, and there has been no difficulty in coaxing [pounds sterling]300 out of the State Literary Fund in order to assist with its publication.
Yet Clark and his men press on, using Benzedrine to help get by on just a couple hours sleep each day.
In the blur of the 1960s, Rivera started living with a hustler boyfriend, began popping Benzedrine, spent time jailed at Riker's Island, and showed up in full drag at the military induction center to avoid being drafted during the Vietnam War.
Damphetamine (first used in Benzedrine inhalers in 1932) was initially a treatment for narcolepsy before gaining rapid popularity as a stimulant.
When the relatively level-headed Billy Collins writes that "Howl" allowed him "to try to sound in his poems like a downtown homosexual Jewish beatnik intimate in the ways of pot and Benzedrine," he is slightly aware that his vicarious rebellion was ridiculous, yet he operates in the same style-worshipping genre as Moody.
Some readers may get their Alans [knickers] in a twist over all the drug references: indeed, there's so much talk about drugs in the book it makes you feel like you're on A, B, C, D and E [LSD, benzedrine, cocaine, dilaudid, Ecstasy] just reading it.
When I was 12 years old, a pharmacist dispensed some benzedrine for me and told me that it would help me study.
Until 1965, Benzedrine pills and related drugs were taken legally by military personnel, truckers, dieters, college students, etc.