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amphetamine

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Science and Mathematics.

A drug, 1-phenyl-2-aminopropane (or a derivative of this compound), that stimulates the central nervous system by causing the release of the transmitters noradrenaline and dopamine from...

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atomoxetine

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics — Psychology.

The generic name of a drug for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), developed by Eli Lilly and first marketed in January 2003. It is administered in the form...

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attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

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(ADD/ADHD)

A common childhood-onset behavioural disorder in which there is persistent inattention and/or hyperactive-impulsive behaviour. Boys are more likely to be affected than...

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initial values law

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

In the study of drug effects, the notion that the effect of a drug on a measurable variable may depend on the level of that variable at the time of administration or, more generally, that...

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Ritalin

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A proprietary name for the stimulant drug methylphenidate. [Trademark]

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stimulant

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

(stim-yoo-lănt)

an agent that promotes the activity of a body system or function. Amphetamines, methylphenidate, and caffeine are stimulants of the central nervous system; doxapram...

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