Amphetamines are drugs that stimulate the nervous system. They may
be used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),
narcolepsy (a sleeping disorder), and other conditions.
Amphetamines produce increased alertness and a feeling of euphoria.
Common amphetamine medicines include dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine) and
Amphetamines can be abused and are sometimes sold illegally with
names such as speed, ice, and lid poppers.
October 13, 2011
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Peter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction
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