Benzedrine


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Benzedrine

[′ben·zə‚drēn]
(pharmacology)
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An article on the topic puts it thus: "Roland Winfield of the Royal Air Force was studying the effects of Benzedrine on long-range Bomber Command missions when the bomber pilot he was observing suddenly plunged his aircraft below the cover of clouds, into heavy anti-aircraft fire, in order to "press home the attack." The pilot scored a direct hit.
It even beats the Allied Forces' preferred drug of choice, Benzedrine, which, after all, is a mere amphetamine.
Slipping away from their two chaperones, Margaret (Bel Powley) gets drunk, has her drink spiked with Benzedrine and ends up making friends with the owner of a knocking shop.
And although their seemingly mad activities gradually reveal an internal logic, they have no one literal "meaning." If Enda Walsh's new play, "Ballyturk," sounds a lot like "Waiting for Godot," Walsh's own grandly staged, high-octane production, with dazzlingly fast-paced performances by Cillian Murphy and Mikel Murfi, is more like Beckett on Benzedrine.
As Jack schemes, fueled by next-round cocktails of Benzedrine and ice cream, he imagines memories of a place he has yet to go, and Mozart is a verb.
Abbreviations CMCS: Cultured mycelium Cordyceps sinensis C[Cl.sub.4]: Carbon tetrachloride ALT: Alanine aminotransferase AST: Aspartate aminotransferase Alb: Albumin T.Bil: Total bilirubin Hyp: Hydroxyproline H&E: Hematoxylin and eosin [alpha]-SMA: Alpha smooth muscle actin HPLC: High performance liquid chromatography CCK8: Cell Counting Kit-8 MTT: Thiazolyl Blue Tetrazolium Blue HSCs: Hepatic stellate cells DMEM: Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium FBS: Fetal bovine serum DMSO: Dimethyl sulfoxide BSA: Bovine plasma albumin PBS: Phosphate-buffer saline DAB: 3,3'-Diamino Benzedrine DAPI: 4',6-Diamidino-2-phenylindole TGF-[beta]: Transforming growth factor-beta BW: Body weight.
(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.