amphetamine amphetamine  /æm ˈfɛ tə ˌmin/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression

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  1. Though amphetamine is not technically an addicting drug, it is habit-forming.
  2. The effects of chronic, high doses of amphetamine are toxic; it can cause psychosis, depression and cognitive deficits, which are sometimes irreversible.
  3. During World War II, the Nazis fueled their blitzkrieg into France and Poland with the help of an amphetamine known as Pervitin.

News

  1. Pottsville fatal fire victim tested positive for drugs

    The man who died with his four children and sister-in-law in a Mother’s Day fire in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, tested positive for amphetamine, methamphetamine and THC, a substance found in marijuana, the coroner said Tuesday. All the victims died of …
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX 43 Harrisburg

  2. Phoenix mother in custody, accused of injecting her 5-year-old daughter with drugs

    PHOENIX — A Phoenix woman is in custody on allegations that she injected her 5-year-old daughter with methamphetamine and amphetamine. Police say 30-year-old Jacqueline Trousdale is being held on suspicion of child abuse and endangering the life and health of a minor.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Phoenix mom accused of injecting child with drugs

    PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman is in custody on allegations that she injected her 5-year-old daughter with methamphetamine and amphetamine.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "My government has a strong track record in tackling drug problems, but more needs to be done to combat amphetamine-type stimulants," Mr Howard said in a statement. "I am pleased to announce additional funding of $150 million to combat...
    on Apr 21, 2007 By: John Howard Source: The Age

  2. "It is time to put the whispers about amphetamine use to bed once and for all," Selig wrote. "To the extent that our culture has tolerated the use of these substances, the culture must change."
    on Apr 30, 2005 By: Bud Selig Source: USA Today

  3. "We live in south-east Asia, which is the biggest amphetamine-type stimulant producer in the world and second biggest producer in relation to heroin," Senator Ellison said.
    on Dec 13, 2006 By: Chris Ellison Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

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