chlorpheniramine

noun

chlor·​phen·​ir·​amine ˌklȯr-(ˈ)fen-ˈir-ə-ˌmēn How to pronounce chlorpheniramine (audio)
-mən
: an antihistamine C16H19ClN2 that is usually administered in the form of its maleate

Examples of chlorpheniramine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Systematic reviews of the available evidence indicate that other nonprescription drugs such as guaifenesin (sold in Mucinex and Robitussin), dextromethorphan (sold in Robitussin DM) and antihistamines marketed for colds (for instance, chlorpheniramine) probably don't help with coughs and colds. Randy Hatton, Scientific American, 21 Dec. 2023 Other nonprescription drugs like guaifenesin (sold in Mucinex and Robitussin), dextromethorphan (sold in Robitussin DM), and antihistamines for a cold like chlorpheniramine likely don't help with coughs and colds. Randy Hatton, Scientific American, 21 Dec. 2023 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, 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, NOLA.com, 14 June 2017

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chlorpheniramine was in 1964

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“Chlorpheniramine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chlorpheniramine. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

chlorpheniramine

noun
chlor·​phen·​ir·​amine -fen-ˈir-ə-ˌmēn, -mən, -fən- How to pronounce chlorpheniramine (audio)
: an antihistamine that is usually administered in the form of its maleate C16H19ClN2·C4H4O4

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