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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

methylphenidate hydrochloride 
The hydrochloride salt of the synthetic central nervous system stimulant methylphenidate. Methylphenidate appears to activate the brain stem arousal system and cortex to produce its stimulant effect and, in some clinical settings, may improve cognitive function. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:d-methylphenidate
ritalin hydrochloride
US brand names:Concerta
Ritalin
Chemical structures:alpha-phenyl-2-piperidineacetic acid methyl ester
alpha-phenyl-2-piperidineacetic acid methyl ester hydrochloride