hydroxyzine

[ hahy-drok-suh-zeen ]
/ haɪˈdrɒk səˌzin /

noun Pharmacology.

an antihistaminic compound, C21H27ClN2O2, used in the treatment of allergy, nausea, and anxiety.

Nearby words

  1. hydroxyphenyluria,
  2. hydroxyproline,
  3. hydroxyprolinemia,
  4. hydroxytryptamine,
  5. hydroxyurea,
  6. hydrozincite,
  7. hydrozoan,
  8. hydruria,
  9. hydrus,
  10. hyena

Origin of hydroxyzine

First recorded in 1955–60; hydroxy- + (pipera)zine

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Medicine definitions for hydroxyzine

hydroxyzine

[ hī-drŏksĭ-zēn′ ]

n.

A drug given in its salt forms both orally and intramuscularly, used as a sedative and antihistamine.

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