Definition of Amphetamine

1. Noun. A central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression.




Definition of Amphetamine

1. Noun. (organic compound) 1-phenyl-2-propylamine; a colourless volatile liquid; any of its derivatives. ¹

2. Noun. A class of drugs used as a stimulant of the central nervous system in the treatment of ADHD, depression, and narcolepsy, and abused illegally as a stimulant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Amphetamine

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Medical Definition of Amphetamine

1. Drug of abuse that acts by increasing extraneuronal dopamine in midbrain. Thought to displace dopamine in synaptic vesicles, leading to increased synaptic levels. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (22 Feb 2008)

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Literary usage of Amphetamine

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1. Preventing HIV Infection Among Injecting Drug Users in High Risk Countries by Institute of Medicine (U. S.), National Academies Press (U.S. (2007)
"... BOX 1-1 amphetamine-Type Stimulants Methamphetamine and related amphetamine compounds (amphetamine- type stimulants, or ATS) are among the most commonly ..."

2. Stress, Gender, and Alcohol-Seeking Behavior edited by Walter A. Hunt, Sam Zakhari (1996)
"TOTAL ACTIVITY CROSSOVERS 12345 REARING BEHAVIOR 300 12345 amphetamine Injection ... As expected, the changes in amphetamine-induced crossovers over test ..."

3. Illicit Drug Use, Smoking and Drinking by America's High School Students by Lloyd D. Johnston, Patrick M. O'Malley, Jerald G. Bachman (1993)
"Therefore, the reader is advised to view the unadjusted amphetamine-use statistics for those years with some caution. In the 1982 survey, some new questions ..."

4. Cocaine: Pharmacology, Effects, and Treatment of Abuse edited by John Grabowski (1994)
"With high doses of dopamine antagonists it appears that the reinforcing efficacy of amphetamine and cocaine is either eliminated or reduced to levels ..."

5. Risk Assessment for Neurobehavioral Toxicity edited by Bernard Weiss, Jurg Elsner (1997)
"In one study, for example, ethanol-treated offspring showed an enhanced amphetamine hyperactivity (103)', in another study a similar sensitization was found ..."

6. Problems of Drug Dependence: Proceedings of the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting by Louie S. Harrie (1999)
"D2 agonists mimic the discriminative stimulus effects of amphetamine in animals and ... Studies that have measured subjective responses to amphetamine after ..."

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