|1.||(of a drug, etc) stimulating the central nervous system|
|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 |
analeptic an·a·lep·tic (ān'ə-lěp'tĭk)
Restorative or stimulating, as a drug or medication. n.
A medication used as a central nervous system stimulant.