a central nervous system stimulant, C10H15N, 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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How to use methamphetamine in a sentence
Five people died in the crash, and it was later discovered that the driver had methamphetamine in his system.What We Learned from Tracking Cycling Deaths for a Year | Maura Fox and Luke Whelan | January 29, 2021 | Outside Online
Combining two FDA-approved drugs may help stop some people's use of methamphetamine, a new study shows.New drug combo may help people fight meth addiction, study shows | Eileen Drage O'Reilly | January 14, 2021 | Axios
Barson, who was reportedly delivering packages, was found to have had methamphetamine in his system and faces a host of DUI and reckless-driving charges.How We Keep Riding After the Nevada Cycling Deaths | Eben Weiss | December 22, 2020 | Outside Online
He was 47 years old, serving time for methamphetamine possession.Victor Ray Cruz Wanted to Turn His Life Around — Then He Got the Coronavirus | Maya Srikrishnan and Adriana Heldiz | October 22, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
In 2006, for example, he investigated an unusual tuberculosis outbreak among methamphetamine users in Washington state.Meet the disease detectives fighting to understand COVID-19 | Eleanor Cummins | October 20, 2020 | Popular-Science
methamphetamine addiction is central to more than one story.
Much like the TV show Breaking Bad, the Mexican Mafia are real life methamphetamine kingpins.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs | Seth Ferranti | December 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He could transport heroin and methamphetamine with impunity.How China Used Drones to Capture a Notorious Burmese Drug Lord | Brendon Hong | April 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Gupta points out that even methamphetamine and cocaine are recognized for their therapeutic value as “Schedule II” drugs.
So what to do with the illicit cocaine and methamphetamine users?
British Dictionary definitions for methamphetamine
a variety of amphetamine used for its stimulant action
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Scientific definitions for methamphetamine
An amine derivative of amphetamine, C10H15N, 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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