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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



methylphenidate hydrochloride  listen  (MEH-thul-feh-NIH-dayt HY-droh-KLOR-ide)

  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. Methylphenidate hydrochloride acts on certain parts of the brain. It is a type of central nervous system stimulant. Also called Concerta and Ritalin.