schedule II agent

schedule II agent

Pharmacology An agent defined by the DEA as one with a high potential for abuse or which has a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions on its use in the US; abuse of a schedule II agent may lead to severe psychologic or physical dependence Examples Morphine, cocaine, methadone, as well as methamphetamine, amphetamine, benzedrine, biphetamine, desoxyn, dexamyl, dexedrine, dextroamphetamine, eskatrol, fetamin, methylphenidate, obetrol, obotan, PCP, phenmetrazine, preludin, ritalin. See Controlled drug substances.
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Schedule III controlled substance, which makes it more widely used than schedule II agents such as oxycodone, morphine, and hydromorphone.