methylphenidate

methylphenidate

[meth-uhl-fen-i-deyt, -fee-ni-]
noun Pharmacology.
a central nervous system stimulant, C 1 4 H 1 9 NO 2 , used in the control of hyperkinetic syndromes and narcolepsy.

Origin:
1955–60; methyl + phen- + -ide + -ate2

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methylphenidate meth·yl·phen·i·date (měth'əl-fěn'ĭ-dāt', -fē'nĭ-)
n.
A drug chemically related to amphetamine and that acts as a mild stimulant of the central nervous system, used especially in the form of its hydrochloride for the treatment of narcolepsy in adults and hyperkinetic disorders in children.

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