Definition of Dexedrine in English:


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


  • 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.’


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