Amphetamine vs Phentermine - What's the difference?

amphetamine | phentermine |


As nouns the difference between amphetamine and phentermine

is that amphetamine is amphetamine while phentermine is an appetite suppressant of the amphetamine and phenethylamine classes.

amphetamine

Alternative forms

* amfetamine

Noun

  • (organic compound, proper) The racemic freebase of amphetamine, the chemical with an IUPAC name of "1-phenylpropan-2-amine"; equal parts of the levoamphetamine and dextroamphetamine stereoisomers in their pure amine forms.
  • (informal) Any mixture of the amphetamine enantiomers, dextroamphetamine and levoamphetamine; any chemical that can be described by an enantiomeric ratio of the amphetamine enantiomers.
  • (informal, nonstandard) Referring to a substituted amphetamine; a member of the amphetamine class of chemicals.
  • (medicine) A potent central nervous system stimulant of the phenethylamine chemical class that is used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy.
  • Derived terms

    * methamphetamine * substituted amphetamine

    phentermine

    English

    Noun

    (-) (wikipedia phentermine)
  • An appetite suppressant of the amphetamine and phenethylamine classes.