excitant

Definitions of excitant
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n a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process

Synonyms:
stimulant, stimulant drug
Types:
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analeptic
a medication used as a stimulant to the central nervous system
aphrodisiac
a drug or other agent that stimulates sexual desire
butyl nitrite, isobutyl nitrite
a colorless pungent liquid sometimes used as a stimulant drug by drug abusers
African tea, Arabian tea, cat, kat, khat, qat, quat
the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant
Ritalin, methylphenidate
central nervous system stimulant (trade name Ritalin) used in the treatment of narcolepsy in adults and attention deficit disorder in children
popper
a container of stimulant drug (amyl nitrate or butyl nitrite)
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
Type of:
drug
a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic

adj (of drugs e.g.) able to excite or stimulate

Synonyms:
excitative, excitatory
stimulative
capable of arousing or accelerating physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent

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