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Pronunciation: an′ă-lep′tik


  1. Strengthening, stimulating, or invigorating.
  2. A restorative remedy.
  3. A central nervous system stimulant, particularly used to denote agents that reverse depressed central nervous system function.

[G. analēptikos, restorative]

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