amphetaminism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

amphetamine +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

amphetaminism (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) Behaviour caused by taking amphetamines.
    • Oliver Sacks, Awakenings
      Later still, her images became highly stylized, intricate, with obsessed, repetitive motifs, labyrinthine, until they resembled Louis Wain's crystalline cats. Such drawings are also rather characteristic of Tourette's syndrome — the original form, the original thought, lost in a jungle of embellishment — and in the so-called 'speed-art' of amphetaminism.