Pronunciation: meth'am-fet'a-men hi'dro-klor'id
A sympathomimetic agent that exerts greater stimulating effects on the CNS than amphetamine (hence street name, “speed”); widely used by drug abusers through oral and intravenous (“mainlining”) routes; strong psychic dependence may develop. When converted to the freebase (methamphetamine) it can be smoked like crack cocaine and is referred to by various street names, ice.
Synonym(s): methylamphetamine hydrochloride
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