mec·​li·​zine | \ ˈme-klə-ˌzēn How to pronounce meclizine (audio) \

Definition of meclizine

: a drug used usually in the form of its hydrated hydrochloride C25H27ClN2·2HCl·H2O to treat vertigo and nausea

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Recent Examples on the Web The Marine 300 comes equipped with aloe vera gel, nausea medication meclizine and a complete guide to marine medicine, which includes information on hook removal. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "The 7 Best First Aid Kits For Any Situation," 26 July 2018

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First Known Use of meclizine

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for meclizine

methyl + chlor- + -izine (alteration of azine)

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“Meclizine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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variants: or British meclozine \ ˈmek-​lə-​ˌzēn How to pronounce meclozine (audio) \

Medical Definition of meclizine

: a drug used usually in the form of its hydrated hydrochloride C25H27ClN2·2HCl·H2O to treat nausea and vertigo

Note: Meclizine is marketed under the trademarks Antivert and Bonine.

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