Definition of Ritalin

1. Noun. Central nervous system stimulant (trade name Ritalin) used in the treatment of narcolepsy in adults and attention deficit disorder in children.

Exact synonyms: Methylphenidate
Generic synonyms: Excitant, Stimulant, Stimulant Drug
Language type: Trade Name

Definition of Ritalin

1. Proper noun. (pharmaceutical drug) A trademark for a mild form of amphetamine used to counter attention deficit disorder. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ritalin

Rip van Winkle
Riparia riparia
Ripault's sign
Rising Sun
Risley's rotary prism
Riss glaciation
Ritalin (current term)
Ritgen's manoeuvre
Rittenhouse-Manogian procedure
Ritter's law
Ritter's opening tetanus
Ritter-Rollet phenomenon
Ritual Decalogue
Ritz's combination principle
Riva-Rocci sphygmomanometer

Literary usage of Ritalin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Drugs of Abuseedited by Carol Gibson edited by Carol Gibson (1997)
"Methylphenidate (Ritalin) The primary, legitimate medical use of methylphenidate (Ritalin) is to treat attention deficit disorders in children. ..."

2. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: State of the Science, Best Practicesby Peter S. Jensen, James R. Cooper by Peter S. Jensen, James R. Cooper (2002)
"A comparison of Ritalin and Adderall: Efficacy and time- course in ... Individual differences in response to Ritalin in classwork and social behavior. ..."

3. Emerging Technologies and Ethical Issues in Engineering: Papers from a by National Academy of Engineering, National Academies (U.S.) (2004)
"These are profound cultural questions. When we use drugs to alter mental processes in children, the questions become even more profound. Ritalin ..."

4. The Supply of Illicit Drugs to the United States: The MMICC Report, 1995 by Paul V. Daly (1998)
"An extensive review on methylphenidate (Ritalin) was conducted by DEA. While methylphenidate always has been diverted and abused by some segments of the ..."

5. Growing Up Drug Free: A Parent's Guide to Prevention (1989)
"... Ecstasy Ritalin Herbal Ecstasy/ Ephedrine (methylenedioxy amphetamine) XTC, ... Ritalin, a legally prescribed medication for treating Attention Deficit ..."

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