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cyproheptadine

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noun cy·pro·hep·ta·dine \ˌsī-prō-ˈhep-tə-ˌdēn\

Definition of cyproheptadine

  1. :  a histamine and serotonin antagonist C21H21N used especially in the form of its hydrochloride to treat allergy symptoms and hives



Origin of cyproheptadine

cyclic + propyl + hepta- + piperidine


First Known Use: 1971


Medical Dictionary

cyproheptadine

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noun cy·pro·hep·ta·dine \ˌsī-prō-ˈhep-tə-ˌdēn\

Medical Definition of cyproheptadine

  1. :  a histamine and serotonin antagonist C21H21N used orally in the form of its hydrochloride C21H21N·HCl especially as an antihistamine to treat allergy symptoms (as sneezing and runny nose) and hives




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