analeptics’


adjective

  1. restoring; invigorating; giving strength after disease.
  2. awakening, especially from drug stupor.

noun

  1. a pharmacological substance that stimulates the central nervous system and also acts as an anticonvulsant.

adjective

  1. (of a drug, etc) stimulating the central nervous system

noun

  1. any drug, such as doxapram, that stimulates the central nervous system
  2. (formerly) a restorative remedy or drug
adj.

1660s, “restorative, strengthening” (in medicine), from Greek analeptikos “restorative,” from analambanein “to receive, take up in one’s hands” (see analemma). Related: Analeptical (1610s).

adj.

  1. Restorative or stimulating, as a drug or medication.

n.

  1. A medication used as a central nervous system stimulant.

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