amphetamine [am fet′ə mēn΄, am fet′əmin ]
1. a colorless, liquid drug, C6H5CH2CH(NH2)CH3, that acts as a stimulant of the central nervous system and is used, usually in its crystalline sulfate or phosphate form, as a medicine to treat narcolepsy, depression, obesity, and Parkinson's disease: often used nonmedically for its stimulant effect, it is potentially habit forming
2. any closely related drug, as Dexedrine

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