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[pem-uh-leen, -lin] /ˈpɛm əˌlin, -lɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
a synthetic, weak, central nervous system stimulant, C 9 H 8 N 2 O 2 , with sympathomimetic activity, used as an adjunct in the management of hyperkinetic behavior disorders.
Origin of pemoline
1960-65; perhaps p(h)e(nyl) + (i)m(ino)- + (oxaz)ol(id)ine, components of its chemical name Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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pemoline in Medicine

pemoline pem·o·line (pěm'ə-lēn')
A white, crystalline synthetic compound that is used as a mild stimulant of the central nervous system, especially in the treatment of depression.

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