amantadine

[uh-man-tuh-deen]
noun Pharmacology.
a water-soluble crystalline substance, C 10 H 17 NHCl, used as an antiviral and antiparkinsonian drug.

Origin:
1960–65; coinage apparently based on the chemical name 1-aminoadamantane; see amino-, adamantane

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amantadine (əˈmæntəˌdiːn)
 
n
an antiviral drug used in the treatment of some types of influenza and to reduce some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease
 
[C20: a blend of amine + adamantane the chemical compound from which it is derived]

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amantadine a·man·ta·dine (ə-mān'tə-dēn')
n.
An antiviral drug also used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

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One way to slow its spread is to treat infected birds with amantadine, an antiviral drug meant for humans.
Amantadine is excreted unchanged in the urine by glomerular filtration and tubular secretion.
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