Benzedrine


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Benzedrine

[′ben·zə‚drēn]
(pharmacology)
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7) In one memorable scene, while high on a cocktail of champagne and Benzedrine, Edward (James D'Arcy) encourages a young Wallis (Andrea Riseborough) to take to the stage and 'perform' for him and his tuxedoed entourage, in front of the flickering projection of a silent Charlie Chaplin film.
Before the FDA made Benzedrine [an over-the-counter amphetamine similar to Adderall] prescription-only in 1959, Jack Kerouac got hopped up on it and wrote On the Road in a three-week 'kick-writing' session.
Maclaren-Ross did all this and more, holding court most nights in some Soho dive on a steady diet of wine, gin, and Benzedrine before precariously making his way back, often on foot, to his current, and inevitably short-term, suburban lodgings.
In 149 separate mind-control experiments, researchers used hypnosis, electroshock treatments and drugs, including marijuana, morphine, Benzedrine and mescaline.
The working memory is at work whenever we do a crossword puzzle or overcome a "tip of the tongue" moment and is activated by caffeine, Ritalin, or Benzedrine.
Auden, who often relied on Benzedrine for inspiration.
It's a device that works because it illustrates the decadence of the moment as the royals and their pals mix champers and Benzedrine.
Medicines--such as benzedrine and sleeping tablets--sometimes have to be administered to drinkers to facilitate their withdrawal.
Then they were given amphetamines - Benzedrine - which were called wakey wakey pills.