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methamphetamine

 [meth″am-fet´ah-mēn]
a central nervous system stimulant and pressor drug, used as the hydrochloride salt in the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Abuse may lead to dependence. See also amphetamine.

methamphetamine

/meth·am·phet·amine/ (meth″am-fet´ah-mēn) a central nervous system stimulant and pressor substance with actions similar to amphetamine; used as the hydrochloride salt in the treatment of attention-deficit. Abuse may lead to dependence.

methamphetamine

(mĕth′ăm-fĕt′ə-mēn′, -mĭn)
n.
An amine derivative of amphetamine, C10H15N, used in the form of its crystalline hydrochloride as a central nervous system stimulant, both medically and illicitly.

methamphetamine

Speed, crank, crystal, Desoxyn Substance abuse A sympathomimetic methylated derivative of amphetamine; it is more potent in its CNS stimulatory effect and, by extension more likely to be abused; methamphetamine abuse has ↑ to epidemic proportions Abuser profile White, age 20-35, high school education Forms IV 62%, 'snorting' 18%, oral 13%, smoking 7% Used for Narcolepsy, ADD, obesity Fetal effects Prematurity, LBW. See Adam, Designer drugs, Ecstasy, Eve, 'Ice, 'Tweaking.

methamphetamine, methylamphetamine

a central nervous system stimulant and pressor drug; used as the hydrochloride salt. See also amphetamine.
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