analeptic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj analeptic stimulating the central nervous system "an analeptic drug stimulates the central nervous system"
    • n analeptic a medication used as a stimulant to the central nervous system
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Analeptic (Med) Restorative; giving strength after disease.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • analeptic Restoring; invigorating; giving strength after disease: as, an analeptic medicine.
    • n analeptic In medicine, a remedy which exerts a restorative or invigorating action.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Analeptic an-a-lep′tik restorative: comforting.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. restorative: cf. F. analeptique,. See Analepsis
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. analēptikos, restorative—analēpsis, recovery—ana, up, and lambanō, lēpsomai, to take.