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cyproheptadine

[sahy-proh-hep-tuh-deen] /ˌsaɪ proʊˈhɛp təˌdin/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a phenothiazine analogue, C 21 H 21 N, with antihistaminic action, used in the symptomatic treatment of hay fever and itching.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; cy(clo-) + pro(pyl) + hepta- + (piperi)dine
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cyproheptadine in Medicine

cyproheptadine cy·pro·hept·a·dine (sī'prō-hěp'tə-dēn)
n.
An antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of various allergic reactions, such as itching and skin rash.

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