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antihistaminic

[ an-tee-his-tuh-min-ik, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˌhɪs təˈmɪn ɪk, ˌæn taɪ- /
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adjective
of or relating to an antihistamine or its effect.
noun
an antihistaminic agent, as a drug.
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Origin of antihistaminic

First recorded in 1945–50; antihistamine + -ic
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Medical definitions for antihistaminic

antihistaminic
[ ăn′tē-hĭs′tə-mĭnĭk ]

adj.
Tending to neutralize or antagonize the action of histamine or inhibit its production in the body.
n.
An antihistaminic drug.
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