[meth-uh l-fen-i-deyt, -fee-ni-]
- a central nervous system stimulant, C14H19NO2, used in the control of hyperkinetic syndromes and narcolepsy.
Origin of methylphenidate
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- 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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