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1. antihistamine

noun. ['ˌæntiːˈhɪstəmən'] a medicine used to treat allergies and hypersensitive reactions and colds; works by counteracting the effects of histamine on a receptor site.

Synonyms

  • medication
  • Chlor-Trimeton
  • Phenergan
  • medicament
  • meclizine
  • phenyltoloxamine
  • Coricidin
  • chlorpheniramine maleate
  • Antivert
  • cyproheptadine
  • brompheniramine maleate
  • diphenhydramine
  • Dimetane
  • Dimetapp
  • promethazine
  • medicine
  • meclizine hydrochloride
  • methapyrilene
  • Benadryl
  • dimenhydrinate
  • Actifed
  • Periactin
  • pyrilamine
  • pheniramine
  • Dramamine

Antonyms

  • over-the-counter medicine
  • over-the-counter drug
  • prescription drug

Etymology

  • anti- (English)
  • ἀντί (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • histamine (English)

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Example sentences of the word antihistamine


1. Noun, singular or mass
If your fat lip is the result of a bee sting, take an over-the-counter antihistamine like diphenhydramine.

2. Adjective
Certain antihistamine formulas already include decongestant elements, so stand-alone decongestants should not be taken at all.

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