methamphetamine [meth-am- fet- uh-meen, -min] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Pharmacology a central nervous system stimulant, C 1 0H 1 5N, used clinically in the treatment of narcolepsy, hyperkinesia, and for blood pressure maintenance in hypotensive states: also widely used as an illicit drug.
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Examples from the Web for methamphetamine Contemporary Examples of methamphetamine Methamphetamine addiction is central to more than one story.
He could transport heroin and
methamphetamine with impunity.
methamphetamine and cocaine are both available, and tightly controlled.
Methamphetamine is approved to treat weight loss and ADHD,” says Hart.
Technically, cocaine and
methamphetamine are already legalized, regulated drugs with accepted medical uses. British Dictionary definitions for methamphetamine noun a variety of amphetamine used for its stimulant action Word Origin for methamphetamine
meth- + amphetamine
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Word Origin and History for methamphetamine n.
methyl + amphetamine; so called because it was a methyl derivative of amphetamine.
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methamphetamine in Science methamphetamine [mĕth′ăm-fĕt ′ə-mēn′, -mĭn] An amine derivative of amphetamine, C 10H 15N, used in the form of its crystalline hydrochloride both as a central nervous system stimulant in the medical treatment of obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and illicitly as a recreational drug.
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