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amphetamine

am fe tuh meen

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

  • Though amphetamine is not technically an addicting drug, it is habit-forming.
  • The best-studied drugs so far are dexamphetamine, a form of amphetamine contained in the antihyperactivity drug Adderall, and modafinil, the wakefulness drug used to treat .
  • As a sidelight, Milner also claimed to have seen some "red juice," a fruit juice and amphetamine concoction, in the locker of Willie Mays when both played for the New York Mets in .
News & Articles

  • 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 …
    June 13, 2013 - FOX 43 Harrisburg
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Quotes

  • John Howard in The Age
    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...
  • Bud Selig in USA Today
    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."
  • Chris Ellison in Melbourne Herald Sun
    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.

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