analeptic

analeptic

[an-l-ep-tik] Medicine/Medical.
adjective
1.
restoring; invigorating; giving strength after disease.
2.
awakening, especially from drug stupor.
noun
3.
a pharmacological substance that stimulates the central nervous system and also acts as an anticonvulsant.

Origin:
1655–65; < Greek analēptikós restorative, equivalent to analēp-, variant stem of analambánein to restore (ana- ana- + lambánein to take) + -tikos -tic

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analeptic (ˌænəˈlɛptɪk)
 
adj
1.  (of a drug, etc) stimulating the central nervous system
 
n
2.  any drug, such as doxapram, that stimulates the central nervous system
3.  (formerly) a restorative remedy or drug
 
[C17: from New Latin analēpticus, from Greek analēptikos stimulating, from analambanein to take up; see analemma]

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analeptic
1660s, "restorative, strengthening" (in medicine), from Gk. analeptikos "restorative," from analambanein "to receive, take up" (see analemma).
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analeptic an·a·lep·tic (ān'ə-lěp'tĭk)
adj.
Restorative or stimulating, as a drug or medication. n.
A medication used as a central nervous system stimulant.

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