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  Methamphetamine



Methamphetamine

    A central nervous system stimulant similar to amphetamine sulfate but more potent. It is a member of the amphetamine class and is preferred by habitual amphetamine users. In intravenous form, it produces an almost instantaneous onset of the drug's effect. Slang names include "meth," "speed," and "crystal."

RELATED TERMS
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Central
In anatomy and medicine (as elsewhere), central is the opposite of "peripheral" which means away from the center.

Amphetamine
"A drug with a stimulant effect on the central nervous system that can be both physically and psychologically addictive when overused. This drug has been much abused recreationally. The street term ""speed"" refers to stimulant drugs such as amphetamine."

Intravenous
Introducing a fluid into the bloodstream through a vein (usually in the patient's forearm).



SIMILAR TERMS
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Methadone hcl
Methadone hcl is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methadone hydrochloride.

Methadone hcl intensol
Methadone hcl intensol is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methadone hydrochloride.

Methadose
Methadose is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methadone hydrochloride.

Methampex
Methampex is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methamphetamine hydrochloride.

Methamphetamine hcl
Methamphetamine hcl is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methamphetamine hydrochloride.

Metharbital
An anticonvulsant.

Methazolamide
Methazolamide is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methazolamide.

Methdilazine hcl
Methdilazine hcl is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methdilazine hydrochloride.

Methenamine hippurate
Methenamine hippurate is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methenamine hippurate.

Methergin
Used in the management of third stage labor, this medication consists of methylergometrine hydrogen maleate and is made by Novartis.

Methergine
Methergine is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methylergonovine maleate.

Methimazole
Methimazole is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methimazole.

Methocarbamol
Methocarbamol is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methocarbamol.

Methocarbamol and aspirin
Methocarbamol and aspirin is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): aspirin; methocarbamol.

Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio
Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio is a hospital in San Antonio, Texas (USA).

Methodist Hospital
Methodist Hospital is a hospital in Henderson, Kentucky (USA).

Methodist Hospital Of Sacramento
The Methodist Hospital Of Sacramento is a hospital in Sacramento, California, United States.

Methodist Hospital of Southern California
The Methodist Hospital of Southern California is a hospital in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Methodist Hospital, Park Nicollet Health Services
Methodist Hospital, Park Nicollet Health Services is a hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA).

Methodist Medical Center
Methodist Medical Center is a hospital in Peoria, Illinois (USA).

Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge is a hospital in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (USA).

Methodist North
Methodist North is a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee (USA).

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
The Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is a hospital in Sugar Land, Texas, United States.

Methotrexate
A drug which is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory disorders. It is a cytotoxic/immunosuppressive drug.

Methotrexate lpf
Methotrexate lpf is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methotrexate sodium.

Methotrexate preservative free
Methotrexate preservative free is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methotrexate.

Methotrexate sodium
Methotrexate sodium is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methotrexate sodium.

Methotrexate sodium preservative free
Methotrexate sodium preservative free is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methotrexate sodium.

Methoxsalen
Methoxsalen is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methoxsalen.

Methscopolamine bromide
Methscopolamine bromide is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methscopolamine bromide.

Methyclothiazide
Methyclothiazide is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methyclothiazide.

Methyclothiazide and deserpidine
Methyclothiazide and deserpidine is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): deserpidine; methyclothiazide.

Methylation
A biochemical process involving the addition of chemical tags called methyl groups (-CH3) to DNA. Methylation can be a signal for a gene or a section of a chromosome to turn off gene expression and become inactive or "silent".

Methyldopa
Methyldopa is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methyldopa.

Methyldopa and chlorothiazide
Methyldopa and chlorothiazide is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): chlorothiazide; methyldopa.

Methyldopa and hydrochlorothiazide
Methyldopa and hydrochlorothiazide is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): hydrochlorothiazide; methyldopa.

Methyldopate hcl
Methyldopate hcl is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methyldopate hydrochloride.

Methylin
Methylin is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methylphenidate hydrochloride.

Methylin er
Methylin er is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methylphenidate hydrochloride.

Methylphenidate hcl
Methylphenidate hcl is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methylphenidate hydrochloride.

Methylprednisolone
Methylprednisolone is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methylprednisolone.

Methylprednisolone acetate
Methylprednisolone acetate is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methylprednisolone acetate.

Methylprednisolone sodium succinate
Methylprednisolone sodium succinate is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methylprednisolone sodium succinate.

Methyltestosterone
Methyltestosterone is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methyltestosterone.



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Myelodysplastic Syndrome
A group of neoplasms that originate in a primitive multipotential hematopoietic cell.. About half of the cases are mild to moderate anemias accompanied by mild to moderately reduced white cell and platelet counts. Often, these are not progressive but they have a heightened propensity to evolve into acute myelogenous leukemia. The other half of the cases are a type of low blast count leukemia that may be associated with severe white cell and platelet deficits. Many of the patients affected require transfusion therapy, have a propensity to infection or to bleeding, and frequently progress to more overt leukemia.

Morning after pill
The morning-after pill, also known as emergency contraception or emergency birth control, is a pill regimen that a woman can take up to three days after she has had sexual intercourse to prevent the implantation of a fertilized egg in her uterus. The term morning-after pill is a misnomer that is falling out of use (replaced by emergency contraceptive pills or ECPs) due to the fact that it is effective for up to 120 hours after sex.

Microcomedo
The first stage of comedo formation; a comedo so small that it can be seen only with a microscope.

Marihuana
Also called marijuana, weed, pot, reefer, grass, dope, ganja, mary jane, and hash. It is the drug most often used worldwide. It is a mix of dried, shredded flowers and leaves of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa). Most users roll loose marijuana into a cigarette (called a "joint"). The drug can also be smoked in a water pipe, called a "bong" Some users mix marijuana into food or use it to brew a tea. Hash users either smoke the drug in a pipe or mix it with tobacco and smoke it as a cigarette.

Marijuana
Also called marihuana, weed, pot, reefer, grass, dope, ganja, mary jane, and hash. It is the drug most often used worldwide. It is a mix of dried, shredded flowers and leaves of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa). Most users roll loose marijuana into a cigarette (called a "joint"). The drug can also be smoked in a water pipe, called a "bong" Some users mix marijuana into food or use it to brew a tea. Hash users either smoke the drug in a pipe or mix it with tobacco and smoke it as a cigarette.

Methamphetamine

Malignant fibrous histiocytoma
Malignant fibrous histiocytoma is a sarcoma that usually begins in soft tissue. It usually appears as an enlarging, painful mass that can cause fracture due to destruction of the bone by a spreading tumor.

Malignant
Cancerous; life-threatening.

Mammogram
Breast x-ray used to detect breast cancer.

Managed care
Medical insurance coverage provided by a health maintenance organization (See HMO above).

Mastectomy
Surgical removal of the entire breast. Radical mastectomy is surgical removal of the breast muscle and any number of lymph nodes; bilateral mastectomy is surgical removal of both breasts.

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