Definition of methylphenidate in English:

methylphenidate

Syllabification: meth·yl·phen·i·date
Pronunciation: /ˌmeTHəlˈfenəˌdāt
 
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noun

Medicine
  • A synthetic drug that stimulates the sympathetic and central nervous systems and is used to improve mental activity in attention deficit disorder and other conditions.
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    • 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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