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