- 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.
Origin of methamphetamine
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Hence, 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.
- a variety of amphetamine used for its stimulant action
C20: from meth- + amphetamine
Word Origin and History for methamphetamine
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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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