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analeptic

[an-l-ep-tik] /ˌæn lˈɛp tɪk/
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
1655-1665
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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British Dictionary definitions for analeptic

analeptic

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

1660s, "restorative, strengthening" (in medicine), from Greek analeptikos "restorative," from analambanein "to receive, take up in one's hands" (see analemma). Related: Analeptical (1610s).

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analeptic in Medicine

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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