Dictionary

cyproheptadine

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

Definition of CYPROHEPTADINE

:  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

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

Medical Definition of CYPROHEPTADINE

:  a drug C21H21N that acts antagonistically to histamine and serotonin and is used especially in the treatment of asthma

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: CyprolithicPrevious Word in the Dictionary: Cypro-All Words Near: cyproheptadine
July 07, 2015
hoosegow Hear it
jail
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears