methylphenidate definition

  • noun:
    • A drug, C14H19NO2, chemically regarding amphetamine, that acts as a mild stimulant of the central nervous system and it is used particularly in the form of its hydrochloride for the treatment of narcolepsy in adults and hyperkinetic problems in children.
    • A stimulant used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity condition
    • nervous system stimulant (trade name Ritalin) found in the treating narcolepsy in adults and attention shortage disorder in children

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