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[dek-stroh-am-fet-uh-meen, -min] /ˌdɛk stroʊ æmˈfɛt əˌmin, -mɪn/
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 of dextroamphetamine
1945-50; dextro- + amphetamine Unabridged
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Examples from the web for dextroamphetamine
  • Military pilots still take dextroamphetamine, or go pills, to stay in fighting form on long missions.
British Dictionary definitions for dextroamphetamine


/ˌdɛkstrəʊæmˈfɛtəˌmiːn; -mɪn/
a dextrorotatory amphetamine, used to suppress appetite
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dextroamphetamine in Medicine

dextroamphetamine dex·tro·am·phet·a·mine (děk'strō-ām-fět'ə-mēn', -mĭn)
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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