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clemastine fumarate

[klem-uh-steen fyoo-muh-reyt]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. an antihistamine, C25H30ClNO5, that has drying and some sedative effects, used for symptomatic relief of allergy.
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Origin of clemastine fumarate

perhaps a rearrangement of meclastine an alternate name, perhaps me(thyl) + c(h)l(oro)-2 + -astine, alteration and shortening of antihistamine
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