Ritalin

Ritalin

[rit-l-in]
Pharmacology, Trademark.
a brand of methylphenidate in its hydrochloride form.
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Ritalin (ˈrɪtəlɪn)
 
n
trademark a preparation of methylphenidate, a drug related to amphetamine, used to treat attention deficit disorder in children

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Ritalin
proprietary name (Ciba Ltd., originally in Switzerland) for drug methylphenidate hydrochloride, copyrighted 1948, years before the drug itself was marketed.
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Ritalin Rit·a·lin (rĭt'l-ĭn)

A trademark used for the stimulant, methylphenidate.

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