Desoxyn

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Desoxyn

(dĕsŏk`sĭn), trade name for the drug methamphetamine hydrochloride. 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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Centrally acting sympathomimetics, such as the amphetamine derivatives desoxyephedrine, phentermine and diethylpropion, were among the earliest pharmacological agents used for weight loss.
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