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noun as in hard drug

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He also got hooked on amphetamines, thereby sleeping and eating little, while roaring high and fast on his motorcycle.

As a result, the country has emerged as ground zero for producing and exporting the dangerous narcotic Captagon, which gives a faster high than traditional amphetamine.

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He appeared to be going without sleep for long periods and, according to more than one witness, had developed a serious dependence on amphetamines.

Then the cicadas spring into action as cathinone, a behavior-altering amphetamine in the fungus, takes over their brains and encourages them to ignore the fact that half their bodies are missing.

Working up to 20 hours a day, taking amphetamines to stay awake and breaking up fights when necessary, he bought additional bars, introduced strip dancing, and by the early 1970s created a prototype Hustler brand of adult clubs in seven Ohio cities.

Chemically speaking, Molly is an amphetamine with a twist of phenethylamine (a hallucinogen).

When I was around 14-ish, I was put on amphetamine therapy for ADHD.

The chemicals in 'bath salts' seem to be cousins of the amphetamine agents that debuted as crystal meth.

How come in the amphetamine rush of the 1980s nobody worried about the sanctity of baseball?

These steroids were mental—amphetamine-based ADHD drugs, particularly Adderall, as a way to sharpen focus and gain an edge.

An amphetamine injection creates a sudden increase in blood pressure that can result in stroke, very high fever, or heart failure.


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On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to amphetamine, such as: stimulant, analeptic, benny, crank, crystal, and speed.

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