cyproheptadine


cy·pro·hep·ta·dine

noun \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

cy·pro·hep·ta·dine

noun \ˌsī-prō-ˈhep-tə-ˌdēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CYPROHEPTADINE

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

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