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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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