[ uh-man-tuh-deen ]
/ əˈmæn təˌdin /

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


/ (əˈmæntəˌdiːn) /


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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