Definition of Dexedrine in English:

Dexedrine

noun

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  • A form of the drug amphetamine.

    • ‘Dextroamphetamine (Adderall, Dexedrine, Dextrostat) can sometimes be beneficial for patients with ADHD when methylphenidate is not helpful or is not tolerated.’
    • ‘While cramming for exams, she became addicted to the stimulant Dexedrine which kept her awake.’
    • ‘And all the clinical data show that the drug has none of the addictive qualities of amphetamines like Dexedrine.’
    • ‘Flight surgeons may have to use stimulants and sedative medications, such as Dexedrine, Ambien, and Restoril, or other measures to manage fatigue and maintain pilot performance.’
    • ‘I mean, he convinced himself he had to have Dexedrine to stay awake.’

Origin

1940s: probably from dextro-, on the pattern of Benzedrine.

Pronunciation

Dexedrine

/ˈdɛksədrɪn//ˈdɛksədriːn/