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methamphetamine

(mĕth'ămfĕt`əmēn): see amphetamineamphetamine
, any one of a group of drugs that are powerful central nervous system stimulants. Amphetamines have stimulating effects opposite to the effects of depressants such as alcohol, narcotics, and barbiturates.
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; methedrinemethedrine
, drug of the amphetamine group. Also known as methamphetamine, it is used as a stimulant.
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