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.
Several years ago many such tests were carried out with antihistamines to prevent colds.
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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.
antihistamines [(an-tee-his-tuh-meenz, an-tee-his-tuh-muhnz)]
Drugs that counteract the effects of a substance in the body called histamine. The body releases histamine, which causes many of the symptoms associated with allergies (sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose), in response to external agents such as pollen.
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 […]
Older Use: Sometimes Disparaging. sexually attracted to members of one’s own sex: homosexual students. Older Use: Sometimes Disparaging. of or relating to sexual desire or behavior directed toward members of one’s own sex: the homosexual subculture. Archaic. of, relating to, or noting the same sex: pregnant with homosexual twins. Older Use: Sometimes Disparaging. a homosexual […]
antihormone antihormone an·ti·hor·mone (ān’tē-hôr’mōn’, ān’tī-) n. A substance that inhibits or that prevents the effects of a hormone.
- Antihuman globulin
antihuman globulin antihuman globulin an·ti·hu·man globulin (ān’tē-hyōō’mən, ān’tī-) n. See Coombs’ serum.