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AMPHETAMINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does amphetamine mean? 

AMPHETAMINE (noun)
  The noun AMPHETAMINE has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: AMPHETAMINE used as a noun is very rare.


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AMPHETAMINE (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

amphetamine; pep pill; upper; speed

Hypernyms ("amphetamine" is a kind 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)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "amphetamine"):

amphetamine sulfate; amphetamine sulphate (a sulfate derivative of amphetamine that is used as a stimulant for the central nervous system)

bennie; Benzedrine (a form of amphetamine)

Dexedrine; dextroamphetamine sulphate (an isomer of amphetamine (trade name Dexedrine) used as a central nervous system stimulant)

chalk; chicken feed; crank; deoxyephedrine; glass; ice; meth; methamphetamine; methamphetamine hydrochloride; Methedrine; 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)


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