methamphetaminemedical dictionary


A central nervous system stimulant and sympathomimetic with actions and uses similar to dextroamphetamine. The smokable form is a drug of abuse and is referred to as crank, crystal, crystal meth, ice, and speed.

Pharmacological action: adrenergic agents, adrenergic uptake inhibitors, appetite depressants, central nervous system stimulants, dopamine agents, dopamine uptake inhibitors, sympathomimetic.

Chemical name: Benzeneethanamine, N,alpha-dimethyl-, (S)-

(12 Dec 1998)