Ritalin

Definition / meaning of Ritalin

A drug used to treat certain behavior disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is also being studied as a way to improve brain function in patients treated with anticancer drugs. Ritalin acts on certain parts of the brain. It is a type of central nervous system stimulant. Also called Concerta and methylphenidate hydrochloride.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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