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Definition of "psychostimulant" [psychostimulant]

  • Tending to increase mental alertness and awareness (adjective)
  • A drug that acts to temporarily increase mental alertness or awareness (noun)

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Use "psychostimulant" in a sentence
  • "Stimulant medication refers to psychostimulant medication, sometimes amphetamines such as dextroamphetamine (trade name, Dexedrine) but more often methylphenidate (trade name, Ritalin)."
  • "The increased sensitivity to the psychostimulant is a long-lasting brain effect that can be a component of addiction, Hoebel said."
  • "Resting on a wooden dais throughout the ceremony, the synthetic psychostimulant was warmly praised by Harvard president Drew Faust, who called Adderall a stirring testament to what the human mind can achieve when chemically altered by a combination of dextroamphetamine and racemic DL-amphetamine salts."
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