any of certain compounds or medicines that neutralize or inhibit the effect of in the body, used chiefly in the treatment of allergic disorders and colds.
Elvis also had the painkillers morphine and Demerol; tranquilizers Placidyl and Valium; and Chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine.
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“He gave me a blue pill, which he said was an antihistamine,” said Chelan.
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And, Zyrtec, an antihistamine, was the highest grossing nonfood of 2008, coming in at $316 million in sales.
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any drug that neutralizes the effects of histamine, used esp in the treatment of allergies
1933, from anti- + histamine.
antihistamine an·ti·his·ta·mine (ān’tē-hĭs’tə-mēn’, -mĭn)
Any of several drugs used to counteract the physiological effects of histamine.
Any of various drugs that relieve cold or allergy symptoms by blocking the action of histamine.
of or relating to an or its effect. an antihistaminic agent, as a drug. antihistaminic an·ti·his·ta·min·ic (ān’tē-hĭs’tə-mĭn’ĭk) adj. Tending to neutralize or antagonize the action of histamine or inhibit its production in the body. n. An antihistaminic drug.
of, pertaining to, treating, or characteristic of or past events: historical records; historical research. based on or reconstructed from an event, custom, style, etc., in the past: a historical reenactment of the battle of Gettysburg. having once existed or lived in the real world, as opposed to being part of legend or fiction or as […]
sexual desire or behavior directed toward a person or persons of one’s own sex. Contemporary Examples homosexuality must be curable, it argues, since the Torah would not forbid something which is impossible to avoid. Gay Orthodox Jews Sue Over Therapy That Claims to ‘Cure’ Them Zoë Blackler November 26, 2012 In October, it will host […]
against or opposed to beings or values. Historical Examples So that the notion of the divine, of the superhuman tends toward that of the antinatural and antihuman. The Non-religion of the Future: A Sociological Study Jean-Marie Guyau