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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



Ritalin  listen  (RIH-tuh-lin)

  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.