methylphenidate

[ meth-uh l-fen-i-deyt, -fee-ni- ]
/ ˌmɛθ əlˈfɛn ɪˌdeɪt, -ˈfi nɪ- /

noun Pharmacology.

a central nervous system stimulant, C14H19NO2, used in the control of hyperkinetic syndromes and narcolepsy.

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Origin of methylphenidate

1955–60; methyl + phen- + -ide + -ate2
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Medical definitions for methylphenidate

methylphenidate
[ mĕth′əl-fĕnĭ-dāt′, -fēnĭ- ]

n.

A drug chemically related to amphetamine and that acts as a mild stimulant of the central nervous system, used especially in the form of its hydrochloride for the treatment of narcolepsy in adults and hyperkinetic disorders in children.
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