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Meaning of methylphenidate

meth•yl•phen•i•date

Pronunciation: (meth"ul-fen'i-dāt", -fē'ni-), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a central nervous system stimulant, CHNO, used in the control of hyperkinetic syndromes and narcolepsy.
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