chlor·​phen·​ir·​amine | \ ˌklȯr-(ˈ)fen-ˈir-ə-ˌmēn How to pronounce chlorpheniramine (audio) , -mən\

Definition of chlorpheniramine

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

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Coricidin contains dextromethorphan and chlorpheniramine, which experts say when taken in high doses – which is typically a result of recreational use – can cause euphoria, agitation, psychoses and dissociative phenomena. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Autopsy: Victim in "cold medicine" slaying was stabbed, slashed 123 times," 18 Oct. 2017 Here are six common classes of medications that Morgan can leave us feeling sluggish: Over-the-counter meds Antihistamines (e.g. Benadryl [diphenhydramine] and Chlor-Trimeton [chlorpheniramine]). Molly Kimball,, "Tired all the time? Surprising reasons why, and simple solutions," 14 June 2017

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First Known Use of chlorpheniramine

1964, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chlorpheniramine

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

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chlor·​phen·​ir·​amine | \ -fen-ˈir-ə-ˌmēn, -mən, -fən- How to pronounce chlorpheniramine (audio) \

Medical Definition of chlorpheniramine

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

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