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ANTIHISTAMINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does antihistamine mean? 

ANTIHISTAMINE (noun)
  The noun ANTIHISTAMINE has 1 sense:

1. a medicine used to treat allergies and hypersensitive reactions and colds; works by counteracting the effects of histamine on a receptor site

  Familiarity information: ANTIHISTAMINE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ANTIHISTAMINE (noun)


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Meaning:

A medicine used to treat allergies and hypersensitive reactions and colds; works by counteracting the effects of histamine on a receptor site

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("antihistamine" is a kind of...):

medicament; medication; medicinal drug; medicine ((medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "antihistamine"):

Actifed (trade name for a drug containing an antihistamine and a decongestant; used to treat upper respiratory conditions and minor allergies)

Phenergan; promethazine (antihistamine (trade name Phenergan) used to treat allergies; also an antiemetic used to treat motion sickness)

phenyltoloxamine (antihistamine included in some preparations used to treat coughing and nasal congestion)

pheniramine (an antihistamine used in preparations to treat allergies and respiratory infections; used to treat rhinitis and skin rashes and pruritus)

methapyrilene (antihistamine used to treat allergic responses (as rhinitis or dermatitis or pruritus))

Antivert; meclizine; meclizine hydrochloride (an antihistamine (trade name Antivert) used to treat or prevent motion sickness)

Benadryl; diphenhydramine (antihistamine (trade name Benadryl) used to treat allergic reactions involving the nasal passages (hay fever) and also to treat motion sickness)

Dimetapp (trade name for a drug containing an antihistamine and a decongestant; used to relieve nasal congestion and to treat rhinitis)

dimenhydrinate; Dramamine (antihistamine and antiemetic (trade name Dramamine) used to treat motion sickness)

cyproheptadine; Periactin (an antihistamine (trade name Periactin) used to treat some allergic reactions)

Chlor-Trimeton; chlorpheniramine maleate; Coricidin (an antihistamine (trade names Coricidin and Chlor-Trimeton))

brompheniramine maleate; Dimetane (antihistamine (trade name Dimetane) used to treat hypersensitivity reactions (as rhinitis))

pyrilamine (antihistamine used to treat rhinitis and pruritus)


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