amantadine

noun aman·ta·dine \ ə-ˈman-tə-ˌdēn \

Definition of amantadine

:a drug used especially as the hydrochloride C10H17N·HCl to prevent infection (as by an influenza virus) by interfering with virus penetration into host cells

Origin and Etymology of amantadine

International Scientific Vocabulary amantad- (alteration of adamantane, C10H16) + amine


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amantadine

noun aman·ta·dine \ ə-ˈmant-ə-ˌdēn \

medical Definition of amantadine

:a drug administered orally especially in the form of its hydrochloride C10H17N·HCl to prevent infection (as by the virus causing influenza A) by interfering with virus penetration into host cells and in the treatment of Parkinson's disease — see symmetrel

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