Psych M.D. - Amphetamines

Term: Amphetamines
Definition (Myers): Drugs that stimulate neural activity, causing speeded-up body functions and associated energy and mood changes
Definition (alternative): a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression *
Contextual explanation: refers to any of a group of drugs that stimulate the central nervous system, resulting in elevated blood pressure, heart rate, and other metabolic functions. Amphetamines are used in the treatment of certain neurological conditions, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. The drugs are highly addictive and are sometimes abused.
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