Definition of pemoline in English:

pemoline

noun

Pharmacology
  • A synthetic heterocyclic compound which is a stimulant of the central nervous system and is used to treat fatigue, amphetamine addiction, and other conditions; 2-imino-4-oxo-5-phenyloxazolidine, C₉H₈N₂O₂.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in MIMS Monthly Index. Apparently from pe- + m- + -ol- + -ine, elements of the systematic name.

Pronunciation

pemoline

/ˈpɛməliːn/