analeptic Medicine

analeptic Medicine
analeptic Medicine [ˌanə'lɛptɪk]
adjective restorative, especially through stimulating the central nervous system.
noun an analeptic drug.
C16: via late L. from Gk analēptikos.

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  • analeptic — 1. Strengthening, stimulating, or invigorating. 2. A restorative remedy. 3. A central nervous system stimulant, particularly used to denote agents that reverse depressed central nervous system function. [G. analeptikos, restorative] * * * …   Medical dictionary

  • analeptic — (adj.) 1660s, restorative, strengthening (in medicine), from Gk. analeptikos restorative, from analambanein to receive, take up in one s hands (see ANALEMMA (Cf. analemma)). Related: Analeptical (1610s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Analeptic — 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 …   Wikipedia

  • analeptic — adj. awakening, strengthening (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • analeptic —   a.,n. Medicine, restorative …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • analeptic — adj. & n. adj. (of a drug etc.) restorative. n. a restorative medicine or drug. Etymology: Gk analeptikos f. analambano take back …   Useful english dictionary

  • bemegride — A central nervous system stimulant formerly used as an analeptic in intoxications due to barbiturates and other central nervous system depressant drugs. * * * be·me·gride bem ə .grīd, bē mə n an analeptic drug C18H13NO2 used esp. to counteract… …   Medical dictionary

  • diethadione — An analeptic …   Medical dictionary

  • enema — A rectal injection for clearing out the bowel, or administering drugs or food. [G.] air contrast e. a radiographic double contrast e. in which air is introduced after coating of the colon with a dense barium suspension. SYN …   Medical dictionary

  • ethamivan — A central nervous system stimulant and analeptic, once used as an adjunctive agent in the treatment of severe respiratory depression due to barbiturates and carbon dioxide retention. * * * etha·mi·van …   Medical dictionary

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