AskDefine | Define analeptic

Dictionary Definition

analeptic adj : stimulating the central nervous system; "an analeptic drug stimulates the central nervous system" n : a medication used as a stimulant to the central nervous system

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  1. That restores or stimulates health


  1. A restorative or stimulative medication, especially one used to overcome depression

Extensive Definition

An analeptic, in medicine, is a restorative, or remedies proper to restore the body, when wasted or emaciated by disease or hunger. An example is Pimadin, an anti-curare analeptic drug.
Today the term refers to a central nervous system stimulant.
analeptic in Catalan: Analèptic
analeptic in French: Analeptique
analeptic in Turkish: Analeptik

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