psychostimulant


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psychostimulant

 [si″ko-stim´u-lant]
1. producing a transient increase in psychomotor activity.
2. a drug that produces such effects, such as amphetamine, methylphenidate, or caffeine.

psy·cho·stim·u·lant

(sī'kō-stim'yū-lănt),
An agent with antidepressant or mood-elevating properties.
Synonym(s): psychormic

psychostimulant

/psy·cho·stim·u·lant/ (-stim´ūl-int)
1. producing a transient increase in psychomotor activity.
2. a drug that produces such effects.

psychostimulant

[-stim′yələnt]
an agent that increases psychomotor activity in most patients. It improves concentration and impulse control in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

psychostimulant

adjective Referring to agents that upregulate higher cortical activity noun An agent which upregulates higher cortical activity

psy·cho·stim·u·lant

(sī'kō-stim'yū-lănt)
A pharmacotherapeutic agent with antidepressant or mood-elevating properties.

psy·cho·stim·u·lant

(sī'kō-stim'yū-lănt)
Agent with antidepressant or mood-elevating properties.
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Additionally, reasons for substance use affect treatment planning, as an individual who uses marijuana to escape emotional pain will require a different treatment approach than an individual who abuses psychostimulant medications in order to study for exams.
Meet anticipated annual demand for the service and ensure effective access (within the HEAT A11 target) and retention:450-500 clients presenting with primary alcohol problems referred to the service, of whom approximately 350 are expected to enter treatment;80-90 cannabis and psychostimulant users, of whom approximately 60 are expected to enter treatment;150-175 clients presenting/ referred with primary problems with other drugs, of whom approximately 100-120 are expected to enter treatment.
It is similar to the psychostimulant used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
All study participants received a psychostimulant drug called OROS methylphenidate and their parents received behavioural parent training for nine weeks.
GOGAINE - a PS25 1g packet of white powder that is meant to be snorted like cocaine - contained ethylphenidate, a strong psychostimulant that is chemically similar to Ritalin, the controversial drug that is frequently prescribed to children diagnosed with attention deficit disorder.
Dopamine is key mediator to be responsible for reward and reinforcing effects of psychostimulant such as methamphetamine.
Psychostimulant medications have a number of documented and serious side effects, such as "nervousness, insomnia, psychosis, hallucinations, and agitation.
Mutant mice exposed to lead and given a psychostimulant exhibited elevated levels of hyperactivity and were less able to suppress a startle in response to a loud noise after being given an acoustic warning.
Since consuming methylphenidate can lead to increased dopamine level in brain, it therefore has high abuse potential and is currently listed as Schedule II psychostimulant in USA.
The DAT is also a major site of action for the psychostimulant cocaine, which binds the DAT and inhibits DA uptake.
They reconciled their friendship later that year and were together on New Year's Eve when, Mr Menary said, Latham drunkenly smashed up his flat and a neighbour's car after accusing Darren of spiking his drink with Ritalin, a psychostimulant drug.
Ritalin is a psychostimulant and besides being used to treat ADHD it's also used to counteract narcolepsy (uncontrollably falling asleep), depression and obesity.