anti-hysteric

adjective an·ti-hys·ter·ic \ ˌan-tē-hi-ˈster-ik , ˌan-tī- \

Definition of anti-hysteric

:counteracting or preventing hysteria
  • an anti-hysteric remedy

First Known Use of anti-hysteric

1705


Medical Dictionary

antihysteric

adjective an·ti·hys·ter·ic \ -his-ˈter-ik \
variants: or anti-hysteric

medical Definition of antihysteric

:counteracting or preventing hysteria
  • Hot water extract of the flower and leaf [of the neem tree] is taken orally as an antihysteric remedy, and is used externally to treat wounds.
  • —Ivan A. RossMedicinal Plants of the World2001

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