amphetamine

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Shortened form of alpha-methylphenethylamine.

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amphetamine ‎(countable and uncountable, plural amphetamines)

  1. (organic chemistry, proper) The racemic freebase of 1-phenylpropan-2-amine; an equal parts mixture of levoamphetamine and dextroamphetamine in their pure amine forms.
  2. (informal) Any mixture of the two amphetamine enantiomers, dextroamphetamine and levoamphetamine.
  3. (informal, nonstandard) Referring to a substituted amphetamine; a member of the amphetamine class of chemicals.
  4. (medicine) A potent central nervous system stimulant of the phenethylamine chemical class that is used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy.

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