cyproheptadine

noun

cy·​pro·​hep·​ta·​dine ˌsī-prō-ˈhep-tə-ˌdēn How to pronounce cyproheptadine (audio)
: a histamine and serotonin antagonist C21H21N used orally in the form of its hydrochloride C21H21N·HCl especially as an antihistamine to treat allergy symptoms (such as sneezing and runny nose) and hives

Word History

Etymology

cyclic + propyl + hepta- + piperidine

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cyproheptadine was in 1971

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Cite this Entry

“Cyproheptadine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyproheptadine. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

cyproheptadine

noun
cy·​pro·​hep·​ta·​dine ˌsī-prō-ˈhep-tə-ˌdēn How to pronounce cyproheptadine (audio)
: a histamine and serotonin antagonist C21H21N used orally in the form of its hydrochloride C21H21N·HCl especially as an antihistamine to treat allergy symptoms (as sneezing and runny nose) and hives
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