S: DrugWise – (last access: 27 November 2020); MEDLP – (last access: 27 November 2020).

N: 1. “synthetic heart-stimulating drug,” 1938, contracted from alphamethyl-phenethylamine.
2. Synthetic amines which act with a pronounced stimulant effect on the central nervous system.
3. Some types of amphetamines are legally prescribed by doctors to treat conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy (where a person has an uncontrollable urge to sleep). Amphetamines have also been used to treat Parkinson’s disease. Other types of amphetamines such as speed are produced and sold illegally. The appearance of amphetamines varies. These drugs may be in the form of a powder, tablets, crystals and capsules.
4. The effects of amphetamines may vary. There is a sense of happiness and confidence, reduced appetite, energetic feeling, teeth grinding… Abuse of this drug and its salts may lead to dependence.
5. The term “speed” is a common “street” name for amphetamines (primarily methedrine) and, sometimes, certain other stimulant drugs.

S: 1. OED – (last access: 27 November 2020). 2. TERMIUM PLUS – (last access: 25 November 2020). 3. ADF – (last access: 25 November 2020). 4. ADF – (last access: 25 November 2020); TERMIUM PLUS – (last access: 25 November 2020). 5. TERMIUM PLUS – (last access: 25 November 2020)

SYN: uppie (familiar), upper (familiar), ups (familiar), cartwheel (familiar), speed (familiar). (depending on context)

S: TERMIUM PLUS – (last access: 27 November 2020)

CR: addiction, cannabis, cocaine, drug, drug addict, drug addiction, drug dealer, drug product, drug substance, hallucinogen, methylenedioxymethamphetamine, narcotic, narcotic (2), opium, overdose, pharmacology.