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dextroamphetamine

[ dek-stroh-am-fet-uh-meen, -min ]
/ ˌdɛk stroʊ æmˈfɛt əˌmin, -mɪn /
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noun Pharmacology.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C9H13N, that stimulates the central nervous system: used in medicine as an antidepressive and appetite suppressant.

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Origin of dextroamphetamine

First recorded in 1945–50; dextro- + amphetamine
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British Dictionary definitions for dextroamphetamine

dextroamphetamine
/ (ˌdɛkstrəʊæmˈfɛtəˌmiːn, -mɪn) /

noun
a dextrorotatory amphetamine, used to suppress appetite
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