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

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Adjective

  1. That restores or stimulates health

Noun

  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

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1