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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

(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.
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The agency believed that pushers were touting metamphetamine as a wonder drug for weight loss.
''Since the early 1990s, metamphetamine hydrochloride in the country was supplied by China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, until clandestine laboratories (started to sprout in many areas in the country),'' said Miguel Coronel, police director of the National Drug Enforcement and Prevention Coordinating Center.
Possession of illegal drugs is punishable by death under Philippine law, but the death penalty only applies to possession of more than 200 grams of metamphetamine crystals or 40 grams or more of cocaine, heroin, opium or morphine.
Police allegedly found in her possession a sachet of suspected metamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu.
9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 after small packs of metamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu were also found in a pouch inside his house.
The suspects were arrested after selling three plastic bags containing 1,011.1 grams of shabu (metamphetamine hydrochloride) to an agent along Centennial Road.
Ruiz, alias "Mahal," 52, married, a tricycle driver and known dealer of metamphetamine hydrochloride or "shabu" in the city.
The Senate blue ribbon committee, which Gordon chairs, conducted on Tuesday its fifth inquiry on the shipment of 605 kilograms of shabu (metamphetamine hydrochloride) that went past the inspection of the Bureau of Customs (BOC).
The charges stemmed from the two operations in Masbate last February 14 in which two laboratories manufacturing metamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu were raided in Barangay Nursery and Barangay Tugba.
Police seized several high powered firearms, ammunition and six pieces of sachet contained 'shabu' (metamphetamine hydrochloride) from Daharani, who was also killed in the operation.
The police confiscated about 11 sachets of suspected metamphetamine hydrochloride, popularly known as shabu.
The said committee resumed the inquiry on the P6.4-billion worth of shipment of shabu (metamphetamine hydrochloride) from China into the country.