noun Pharmacology.

a water-soluble crystalline substance, C10H17NHCl, used as an antiviral and antiparkinsonian drug.

Origin of amantadine

1960–65; coinage apparently based on the chemical name 1-aminoadamantane; see amino-, adamantane Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for amantadine



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

Word Origin for amantadine

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