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methylphenidate

Line breaks: me¦thyl|phen¦id¦ate
Pronunciation: /ˌmiːθʌɪlˈfɛnɪdeɪt
 
, ˌmɛθ-, -θɪl-/

Definition of methylphenidate in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
A synthetic drug that stimulates the sympathetic and central nervous systems, used chiefly to improve mental activity in attention deficit disorder. Also called Ritalin ( trademark ).
Example sentences
  • We have seen it with antidepressants in adults and methylphenidate in behaviourally disordered children.
  • Traditional treatments, such as the stimulant drugs methylphenidate and amphetamine, outperformed caffeine in improving functioning and reducing levels of hyperactivity.
  • Ritalin is the brand name for methylphenidate, a central nervous system stimulant that is often prescribed for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).

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