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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Psicoestimulante

Psychostimulant (SY-koh-STIM-yoo-lunt)
A drug that causes a sense of well-being, decreases fatigue and depression, and increases the desire to eat. These drugs can also cause mood changes and trouble with sleeping.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.