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Amphetamine MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Amphetamine
Tree Number(s)
D02.092.471.683.152.110
Unique ID
D000661
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000661
Annotation
a specific chem: do not confuse with AMPHETAMINES; d-amphetamine = DEXTROAMPHETAMINE; N-methylamphetamine = METHAMPHETAMINE
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Amfetamine
Amphetamine Sulfate
Amphetamine Sulfate (2:1)
Centramina
Desoxynorephedrin
Fenamine
Levoamphetamine
Mydrial
Phenamine
Phenopromin
Thyramine
l-Amphetamine
levo-Amphetamine
Pharm Action
Central Nervous System Stimulants
Sympathomimetics
Dopamine Agents
Adrenergic Agents
Adrenergic Uptake Inhibitors
Dopamine Uptake Inhibitors
Related Numbers
300-62-9
60-13-9
60-15-1
6DPV8NK46S
CAS Type 1 Name
Benzeneethanamine, alpha-methyl-, (+-)-
Entry Combination
analogs & derivatives:Amphetamines
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/07/05
Amphetamine Preferred
l-Amphetamine Related
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