Definition of Dexedrine in English:

Dexedrine

Pronunciation /ˈdeksədrən/ /ˈdɛksədrən/ /ˈdeksəˌdrēn/ /ˈdɛksəˌdrin/

noun

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  • A form of the drug amphetamine.

    ‘While cramming for exams, she became addicted to the stimulant Dexedrine which kept her awake.’
    • ‘I mean, he convinced himself he had to have Dexedrine to stay awake.’
    • ‘And all the clinical data show that the drug has none of the addictive qualities of amphetamines like Dexedrine.’
    • ‘Dextroamphetamine (Adderall, Dexedrine, Dextrostat) can sometimes be beneficial for patients with ADHD when methylphenidate is not helpful or is not tolerated.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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