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Amphetamine

"Amphetamine" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Amphetamine" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Amphetamine" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 119 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 7 publications in 2005 and 2008 and 2010 and 2011 and 2012 and 2014
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.