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amantadine

[uh-man-tuh-deen] /əˈmæn təˌdin/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a water-soluble crystalline substance, C 10 H 17 NHCl, used as an antiviral and antiparkinsonian drug.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; coinage apparently based on the chemical name 1-aminoadamantane; see amino-, adamantane
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Examples from the web for amantadine
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for amantadine

amantadine

/əˈmæntəˌdiːn/
noun
1.
an antiviral drug used in the treatment of some types of influenza and to reduce some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease
Word Origin
C20: a blend of amine + adamantane the chemical compound from which it is derived
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amantadine in Medicine

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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