dextroamphetamine

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dextroamphetamine

[dek-stroh-am-fet-uh-meen, -min]
noun Pharmacology.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C 9 H 13 N, that stimulates the central nervous system: used in medicine as an antidepressive and appetite suppressant.

Origin:
1945–50; dextro- + amphetamine

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dextroamphetamine (ˌdɛkstrəʊæmˈfɛtəˌmiːn, -mɪn)
 
n
a dextrorotatory amphetamine, used to suppress appetite

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dextroamphetamine dex·tro·am·phet·a·mine (děk'strō-ām-fět'ə-mēn', -mĭn)
n.
A white crystalline isomer of amphetamine that is used its phosphate or sulfate salt forms as a central nervous system stimulant.

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Military pilots still take dextroamphetamine, or go pills, to stay in fighting form on long missions.
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