dimenhydrinate

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noun di·men·hy·dri·nate \ˌdī-ˌmen-ˈhī-drə-ˌnāt\

Definition of dimenhydrinate

  1. :  a crystalline antihistamine C24H28ClN5O3 used especially to prevent nausea (as in motion sickness)

Origin and Etymology of dimenhydrinate

dimethyl + amine + hydr- + amine + 1-ate


First Known Use: circa 1950


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dimenhydrinate

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noun di·men·hy·dri·nate \ˌdī-ˌmen-ˈhī-drə-ˌnāt\

Medical Definition of dimenhydrinate

  1. :  a crystalline antihistamine C24H28ClN5O3 used especially to prevent nausea (as in motion sickness)


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