ANALEPTICS

noun. Stimulating drugs, aside from amphetamines, that generate symptoms alike to the symptoms amphetamines generate. Such symptoms might be comprised of: awareness, a positive boost to one's state of mind, escalated perception of energy levels, diminished appetite, moodiness/easily annoyed, and trouble sleeping. The following drugs fit into this category: methylphenidate, pemoline, and diethyepropion.

ANALEPTICS: "Kristin requested to be taken off of the analeptic, stating the side effects were somewhat unbearable and similar to those she experienced when abusing amphetamines in her younger years."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ANALEPTICS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/analeptics/ (accessed December 13, 2019).
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