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stimulant

Pronunciation: /ˈstɪmjələnt; ˈstɪmjʊlənt/

Translation of stimulant in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Pharmacology/Farmacología] estimulante (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Some commonly used medications include antidepressants, anti-psychotics and stimulants.
    • The medications most often implicated in prescription drug abuse are opioid analgesics, sedative-hypnotics and stimulants.
    • To maximize the chance of extubation to nCPAP we chose to use a combination of surfactant and caffeine as a respiratory stimulant to enable preterm neonates to be maintained on nCPAP.
    1.2 (stimulus) estímulo (masculine), acicate (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The proposed new European league, in which Celtic and Rangers are the prime movers, will not just put the his club on a level commercial footing with the major Italian and English ones, but will also be a major stimulant to the Scottish game.
    • It is the trustees' vision that this prize will become a major stimulant to the inventiveness of the young people of Europe by giving early recognition and encouragement to the Alfred Nobels of the 21st century.
    • Major international companies, however, remain a major stimulant to Paisley and Renfrewshire and the export effort.

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