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noun Pharmacology.
  1. a water-soluble crystalline substance, C10H17NHCl, used as an antiviral and antiparkinsonian drug.
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Origin of amantadine

1960–65; coinage apparently based on the chemical name 1-aminoadamantane; see amino-, adamantane
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British Dictionary definitions for amantadine


  1. an antiviral drug used in the treatment of some types of influenza and to reduce some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease
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Word Origin

C20: a blend of amine + adamantane the chemical compound from which it is derived
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