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antihistamine

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noun an·ti·his·ta·mine \-ˈhis-tə-ˌmēn, -mən\

Simple Definition of antihistamine

  • medical : a drug that is used to treat allergic reactions and colds

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of antihistamine

  1. :  any of various compounds that counteract histamine in the body and that are used for treating allergic reactions (as hay fever) and cold symptoms

antihistamine adjective
antihistaminicplay \-ˌhis-tə-ˈmi-nik\ adjective or noun

1933

First Known Use of antihistamine

1933



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