chlorpheniramine

noun chlor·phen·ir·amine \ ˌklȯr-(ˈ)fen-ˈir-ə-ˌmēn , -mən \

Definition of chlorpheniramine

:an antihistamine C16H19ClN2 that is usually administered in the form of its maleate

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Origin and Etymology of chlorpheniramine

chlor- + phen- + -ir- (probably alteration of pyridine) + amine


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chlorpheniramine

noun chlor·phen·ir·amine \ -fen-ˈir-ə-ˌmēn, -mən, -fən- \

medical Definition of chlorpheniramine

:an antihistamine that is usually administered in the form of its maleate C16H19ClN2·C4H4O4

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