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Meaning of amphetamine

am•phet•a•mine

Pronunciation: (am-fet'u-mēn", -min), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a racemic drug, CHN, that stimulates the central nervous system: used chiefly to lift the mood in depressive states and to control the appetite in cases of obesity.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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