psychostimulant


psychostimulant
An agent with antidepressant or mood-elevating properties. SYN: psychormic.

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psy·cho·stim·u·lant -'stim-yə-lənt n or adj ANTIDEPRESSANT

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psy·cho·stim·u·lant (si″ko-stimґu-lənt) 1. producing a transient increase in psychomotor activity. 2. a drug that produces such effects, such as caffeine, methylphenidate, or the amphetamines.

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