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Amphetamines

  • By: Scott E. Hadland
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Amphetamines are central nervous system stimulants used medically to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that are also used illegally for recreational and performance-enhancing purposes. The term amphetamine refers to a class ...

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