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antihistamine

[an-ti-his-tuh-meen, -min] /ˌæn tɪˈhɪs təˌmin, -mɪn/
noun, Physiology, Pharmacology
1.
any of certain compounds or medicines that neutralize or inhibit the effect of histamine in the body, used chiefly in the treatment of allergic disorders and colds.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; anti- + histamine
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British Dictionary definitions for anti histamine

antihistamine

/ˌæntɪˈhɪstəˌmiːn; -mɪn/
noun
1.
any drug that neutralizes the effects of histamine, used esp in the treatment of allergies
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Word Origin and History for anti histamine
antihistamine
1933, from anti- + histamine, from histidine (from Gk. histion "web," dim. of histos "a loom, web," from histanai "to set up") + amine.
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anti histamine in Medicine

antihistamine an·ti·his·ta·mine (ān'tē-hĭs'tə-mēn', -mĭn)
n.
Any of several drugs used to counteract the physiological effects of histamine.


an'ti·his'ta·mine' adj.
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anti histamine in Science
antihistamine
  (ān'tē-hĭs'tə-mēn')   
Any of various drugs that relieve cold or allergy symptoms by blocking the action of histamine.
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