benzedrine


benzedrine

Pharmacology, Trademark.

  1. a brand of amphetamine.

noun

  1. a trademark for amphetamine
n.

trade name of a type of amphetamine, 1933, registered as a proprietary name 1935 by Smith, Kline & French Laboratories, from benzoic (see benzene) + chemical suffix -edrine from ephedrine, etc. It is a carbonate of benzyl-methyl-carbinamine. Slang shortening benny first attested 1955.

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