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A powerful central nervous system stimulant and sympathomimetic. Amphetamine has multiple mechanisms of action including blocking uptake of adrenergics and dopamine, stimulation of release of monamines, and inhibiting monoamine oxidase. Amphetamine is also a drug of abuse and a psychotomimetic. The l- and the d,l-forms are included here. The l-form has less central nervous system activity but stronger cardiovascular effects. The d-form is DEXTROAMPHETAMINE.

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Tree Number(s): D02.092.471.683.152.110

MeSH Unique ID: D000661

Registry Number: CK833KGX7E

Entry Terms:

  • Amfetamine
  • Phenopromin
  • Desoxynorephedrin
  • Phenamine
  • Centramina
  • Fenamine
  • Mydrial
  • Thyramine
  • Amphetamine Sulfate
  • Sulfate, Amphetamine
  • Amphetamine Sulfate (2:1)
  • l-Amphetamine
  • l Amphetamine
  • levo-Amphetamine
  • levo Amphetamine
  • Levoamphetamine

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