Ritalin

[rit-l-in]
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Contemporary Examples of ritalin

  • Halpern prescribes the medi-meth for patients who get recurrent urinary-tract infections—a side effect from Adderall or Ritalin.

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    Why We Need Medical Meth + Cocaine

    Valerie Vande Panne

    February 22, 2014

  • Ritalin drives dopamine up in hyperactive children, and their activity decreases.

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    Are We Killing Our Sports Gene?

    David Epstein

    August 4, 2013

  • "Smart drugs" like Adderall and Ritalin are wildly popular on college campuses, particularly in the United States.

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    Busting the Adderall Myth

    Casey Schwartz

    December 21, 2010

  • Scientists are having a hard time showing that Adderall and Ritalin, when used as "smart pills," actually work.

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    Busting the Adderall Myth

    Casey Schwartz

    December 21, 2010

  • It was perhaps no accident that my family first confronted the “to Ritalin or not to Ritalin” question in 1999.

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    How Science Screwed My Kids

    Grace Poole

    April 1, 2009


British Dictionary definitions for ritalin

Ritalin

noun
  1. trademark a preparation of methylphenidate, a drug related to amphetamine, used to treat attention deficit disorder in children
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Word Origin and History for ritalin

Ritalin

n.

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

ritalin in Medicine

Ritalin

[rĭtl-ĭn]
  1. A trademark for the drug methylphenidate.
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