what is the meaning of Stimulant

I would like to know what is the meaning of “Stimulant” in English and what is the correct translation in Spanish?

I saw this term in a list of ethnobotanic uses.


Meaning of Stimulant
Stimulants (also referred to as psychostimulants) are psychoactive drugs that induce temporary improvements in either mental or physical functions or both. Examples of these kinds of effects may include enhanced alertness, wakefulness, and locomotion, among others. Due to their rendering a characteristic “up” feeling, stimulants are also occasionally referred to as “uppers”. Depressants or “downers”, which decrease mental and/or physical function, are in stark contrast to stimulants and are considered to be their functional opposites. Stimulants are widely used throughout the world as prescription medicines and without prescription both as legal substances and illicit substances of recreational use or abuse. – See link


Stimulant in Spanish is Estimulante
Un estimulante (del verbo latino stimulִre) o psicoestimulante o psicotֳ³nico es, en general, una droga que aumenta los niveles de actividad motriz y cognitiva, refuerza la vigilia, el estado de alerta y la atenciֳ³n. – See link


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Definition of Stimulant in a medical dictionary (Thefreedictionary) – See link.
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