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amphetamine

Definitions of amphetamine
  1. noun
    a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression
    synonyms: pep pill, speed, upper
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    amphetamine sulfate, amphetamine sulphate
    a sulfate derivative of amphetamine that is used as a stimulant for the central nervous system
    Benzedrine, bennie
    a form of amphetamine
    Dexedrine, dextroamphetamine sulphate
    an isomer of amphetamine (trade name Dexedrine) used as a central nervous system stimulant
    Methedrine, chalk, chicken feed, crank, deoxyephedrine, glass, ice, meth, methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, shabu, trash
    an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
    type of:
    drug of abuse, street drug
    a drug that is taken for nonmedicinal reasons (usually for mind-altering effects); drug abuse can lead to physical and mental damage and (with some substances) dependence and addiction
    excitant, stimulant, stimulant drug
    a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process
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