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Medical Definition of Amphetamine

Amphetamine: A drug that has a stimulant effect on the central nervous system that can be both physically and psychologically addictive when overused. Amphetamine has been much abused recreationally. The street term 'speed' refers to stimulant drugs such as amphetamine.

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Last Editorial Review: 5/13/2016

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