Oral Effects of Stimulant Medications

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Stimulants, also called psychostimulants, are psychoactive drugs that induce temporary improvements in mental or physical functions. Stimulants have broad use as pharmaceutical and performance-enhancing or recreational/illicit drugs. Stimulant examples are methamphetamine, methylenedioxymethamphetamine (Ecstasy), levoamphetamine/dextroamphetamine (Adderall®), and methylphenidate (Ritalin®). They have been used to help depression, attention deficit disorder, and narcolepsy and to encourage weight loss.

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