antihistamine

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noun an·ti·his·ta·mine \-ˈhis-tə-ˌmēn, -mən\

Definition of antihistamine

  1. :  any of various compounds that counteract histamine in the body and that are used for treating allergic reactions (as hay fever) and cold symptoms

antihistamine

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antihistaminic

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1933

First Known Use of antihistamine

1933


ANTIHISTAMINE Defined for English Language Learners

antihistamine

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noun an·ti·his·ta·mine \-ˈhis-tə-ˌmēn, -mən\

Definition of antihistamine for English Language Learners

  • medical : a drug that is used to treat allergic reactions and colds


Medical Dictionary

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antihistamine

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adjective an·ti·his·ta·mine \ˌant-i-ˈhis-tə-ˌmēn, ˌan-ˌtī-, -mən\

Medical Definition of antihistamine

  1. :  tending to block or counteract the physiological action of histamine <human blood lacks antihistamine activity>


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antihistamine

noun an·ti·his·ta·mine

Medical Definition of antihistamine

  1. :  any of various compounds that oppose the actions of histamine and are used especially for treating allergic reactions (as hay fever), cold symptoms, and motion sickness



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