clemastine fumarate

[ klem-uh-steen fyoo-muh-reyt ]
/ ˈklɛm əˌstin ˈfyu məˌreɪt /

noun Pharmacology.

an antihistamine, C25H30ClNO5, that has drying and some sedative effects, used for symptomatic relief of allergy.

Nearby words

  1. cleistogamous,
  2. cleistogamy,
  3. cleistothecium,
  4. cleland,
  5. clem,
  6. clematis,
  7. clemenceau,
  8. clemenceau, georges,
  9. clemency,
  10. clemens

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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