- a brand of methylphenidate in its hydrochloride form.
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Examples from the Web for ritalin
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Ritalin drives dopamine up in hyperactive children, and their activity decreases.Are We Killing Our Sports Gene?
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"Smart drugs" like Adderall and Ritalin are wildly popular on college campuses, particularly in the United States.
Scientists are having a hard time showing that Adderall and Ritalin, when used as "smart pills," actually work.
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- trademark a preparation of methylphenidate, a drug related to amphetamine, used to treat attention deficit disorder in children
Word Origin and History for ritalin
proprietary name (Ciba Ltd., originally in Switzerland) for drug methylphenidate hydrochloride, copyrighted 1948, years before the drug itself was marketed.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A trademark for the drug methylphenidate.