- any of certain compounds or medicines that neutralize or inhibit the effect of histamine in the body, used chiefly in the treatment of allergic disorders and colds.
Origin of antihistamine
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Contemporary Examples of antihistamine
“He gave me a blue pill, which he said was an antihistamine,” said Chelan.Two New Bill Cosby Accusers Come Forward: ‘We Challenge Mr. Cosby to End This Nightmare’
December 3, 2014
And, Zyrtec, an antihistamine, was the highest grossing nonfood of 2008, coming in at $316 million in sales.Blame Climate Change for Your Terrible Seasonal Allergies
May 14, 2014
Elvis also had the painkillers morphine and Demerol; tranquilizers Placidyl and Valium; and Chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine.Elvis's Doctor Speaks
August 14, 2009
- any drug that neutralizes the effects of histamine, used esp in the treatment of allergies
- 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.