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Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs Methylamphetamine review 2005 executive summary

Methylamphetamine is a member of a broad class of psycho-stimulant compounds called amphetamines.

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Methylamphetamine (commonly referred to as methamphetamine) is a member of a broad class of psycho-stimulant compounds called amphetamines. Amphetamines act on the central and peripheral nervous system. In this document, ‘amphetamine’ is abbreviated as ‘AMP’ and methylamphetamine is abbreviated as ‘MA’.